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What is the purpose of cleaning pennies with vinegar?


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2010-11-20 06:51:21
2010-11-20 06:51:21

Vinegar is a mild acid. It will remove light oils, dirt and tarnish without significant damage to the base metal.

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Mostly as I know, lemon juice or vinegar can be used to clean copper pennies. You can let soak in for a while to clean them. Good luck in cleaning them!

There are many items that clean pennies, but when coming to juices that clean pennies, Lemon and Vinegar can be a good choice. Though they aren't cleaning agents the way soaps and detergents are, they can be excellent at cleaning pennies. When you mix them with little salt, they start turning into a gentle acid mixture ideal for taking out stain on pennies. Just place the mixture on a disposable container and soak and wash the pennies in it.

I have not tried grape juice, but fizzy drinks (e.g. coke) and vinegar work well.

White vinegar, an acid, will do nicely. But, you don't want to leave it in too long.what happens if you leave it in to long?

Vinegar is good at cleaning because it is a weak acid.

Vinegar is an acid, so it can break stuff down really good, therefore cleaning the penny when it is dipped into the vinegarbut can you explain it moreyou can do this with multiple pennies at a time, it's just that you can't just dip it in. you have to leave it in for a certain amount of time. this does work. the answer is as simple as vinegar is an acid. acid pretty much brush off all of the rust.

This is because vinegar is an acid and acids react with metals and a gass will be produced. so- VINEGAR +PENNIES (COPPER) = GAS

Cleaning coins is generally discouraged by collectors. That said, a mix of white vinegar and table salt is quite effective.

Vinegar cleans copper well, but I don't recommend cleaning rare or collectable coins as it will ruin the value.

vinegar cleans pennies better than apple juice

U can clean pennies with vinegar and salt. If you have lots of time, just clean it with vinegar because if you add salt to vinegar, the reaction just happens more quickly.

You rub it with vinegar

vinegar has acid. it can destroy the covering and turning it green.

Because the chemicals in a penny react with the vinegar

If you have any tarnished pennies in your penny jar, you can easily clean them in vinegar. If you leave your pennies in white vinegar and salt for about 30 minutes and they will come out shiny and pretty clean. Be sure to rinse the vinegar off.

As far as I know you can use either as a cleaning agent. I believe the only reason white vinegar is preferred is that brown vinegar can stain some surfaces.

Vinegar is a very effective cleaning and disinfecting liquid. Although, it stinks and will leave an odor.

it cleans the pennies because I think it makes things bubbly.

yes, lemon or a salt+vinegar solution would actually 'clean' the pennies by making them brighter/ shinier. They are both also mild disinfectants of sorts, so they would be cleaning them as well. hope this answer is what you needed! :D

Salt and vinegar were first used to clean pennies in result of the peace treaty between Britney Spears and Paris Hilton.

Because it has salt and vinegar in it!

Pennies get dull over time because the copper in the pennies slowly reacts with air to form copper oxide. Pure copper metal is bright and shiny, but the oxide is dull and greenish. When you place the pennies in the vinegar solution, the acetic acid from the vinegar dissolves the copper oxide, leaving behind shiny clean pennies.

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