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Coke does not dissolve nails.

I performed an experiment in duplicate with both galvanized and regular nails in coke, lemon juice, Orange Juice, and vinegar. I accurately weighed the nail before and after. In 4 days, the nails in the coke dissolved the least.

% loss in regular nail

  • Coke: 0.10%
  • Lemon Juice: 0.37%
  • Vinegar: 0.61%
  • OJ: 0.10%

% loss in galvanized nail

  • Coke: 0.86%
  • Lemon Juice: 8.76%
  • Vinegar: 7.09%
  • OJ: 5.89%
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