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Are all acids corrosive?

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2005-09-11 09:23:45
2005-09-11 09:23:45

All acids are corrosive, but to what - that is the real question. It is really a matter of PH. PH is the measure of acid or alkalai. even alkalais are "corrosive", just in a different way. The corrosiveness depends on the PH of the acid and what it is being put on. if acid was corrosive to everything , then you couldn't transport it in anything because nothing would contain it. Hydrochloric acid is VERY corrosive(ph=1), generally speaking to almost all substances - but not glass, or most plastics. ethanoic acid (vinegar)is very weak (ph=3) Neutral PH is 7, the most acid is 1, the most alkalai is 14 Oven cleaner is an alkalai about PH=12 combining an acid at ph=1 with an alkalai=14 would yield a neutral PH - Theroetically of course - this would not be a good experiment unless you know what you are doing!

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