Sulfuric Acid Meets An Ordinary Sponge

Submitted by: Naz14 5 years ago Science

O.O looks pretty dangerous....
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Female 3,001
"Gool luck replacing your plumbing you morons. Sulfuric acid doesn`t dilute well with water."

sulphuric acid is soluble with water, from what i remember of my a level chemistry
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Male 1,122
SQUARE PANTS NOOOOOOOOO!
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Male 2
Actually sulfuric acid is hygroscopic, it mixes extremely well with water.
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Male 2,514
Gool luck replacing your plumbing you morons. Sulfuric acid doesn`t dilute well with water.
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Male 193
This reminds me of Breaking Bad for some reason...
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Female 1,589
And why are they not wearing gloves? O__O
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Male 3,631
Ha ha, Vimto - I was just thinking "Don`t breathe that!"
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Male 3,915
That`s the first thing i thought of Angelmassb

I bet that smells terrific...0_o
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Male 231
BANG and all life in the area is gone!
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Male 6
Its a sponge! Not impressive.
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Male 15,510
I can imagine the smell
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Male 2,859
New follow up to Will It Blend - Will It Dissolve?
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Male 27
Sulphuric acid isn`t pink. It`s clearly Cillit Bang.
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Male 535
does ANYBODY here read the video descriptions??? it`s drain cleaner!
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Male 21
It`s probably something like this
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Male 265
So many things wrong in this vid

As it was being poured... the liquid was slightly purple... kinda only remember it being clear
Pouring it into a metal sink... I hope those weren`t your pipes
I`ve only seen sulfuric acid stored in glass containers and probably for a good reason.
It kinda looked like fumes were coming off of the sponge, just take a deep breath and feel the burn... in the lungs. Next time do this under a flame hood with proper ventilation.
I`m not sure what the molarity (`strength`) of the acid was but not using gloves when it decimated the sponge was an excellent idea.

Now for those of you at home thinking that this would be awesome to do... don`t. Ask your chem teacher after school if they can do this and nine times out of ten they will bust it out with the proper safety precautions. Besides the flaming gummy bear is much more exciting.
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Male 307
... What did they wash it down with, because water+strong acid (in the wrong order) = hellhole.

Why would you even do that in a sink? You`ve got to dilute it down to a pH you can dispose of.
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Male 69
Dumping that into the drain was blatantly irresponsible.
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Male 441
Can we get this in slow mo?
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Male 1,647

Hope their pipes aren`t plastic, too... x.x
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Male 4,902
I want some
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Female 4,086
sulfuric acid IS hell on pipes. hope that this person was very, very careful when they turned on the water to flush away the acid........
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Female 1,205
a kid got this on him self in chem class. Good thing we have those fancy showers in them thar labs now.
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Female 407
0.o Wow.
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Male 12,365
That seems too corrosive for drain cleaner.
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Male 11
Did it die?
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Male 1,351
Sulfuric acid is hell for pipes, what was this person thinking? And good to see I`m not the only one who clicked the youtube poop suggestions after the vid.
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Male 4,793
"Mmmmm... i wonder wat it tastes like :)"

Sour pain.
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Male 4,793
"here`s my question: should sulfuric acid be going down the drain? "

definitely no. He/She definitely just damaged his drain system.
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Male 23
It`s always a good idea to do laundry right before science
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Male 25,416
Mmmmm... i wonder wat it tastes like :)
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Male 91
yeah right down the drain
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Male 2,199
way to ruin your sink...
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Male 1,243
This is the same type of acid that`s in car batteries and onions! A bit stronger here though.
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Female 35
here`s my question: should sulfuric acid be going down the drain?
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Male 255
Spongebob! NOOOOooooooooo.....
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Female 44
Oh god, the recommended youtube poop... I cried
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Male 10,845
freaky!
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Male 36,344
Thanks for the info @banhammer!
Cool video @Naz14!
I seriously doubt we Canadians can but Sulphuric Acid, we can`t even by weedkiller!
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Male 2,703
that you for pouring that into the sewer system
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Male 2,586
I love sulPHuric acid... it effectively sucks all the moisture out of something leaving it as a carbon backbone in many cases - like the sugar experiment - put SA on it and it will rip all the -OH residues off leaving just the carbon behind (in a gloopy charcoal-esque state)
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Male 19
This is Garry Newman, he made garry`s mod, he posted this on his blog, the reason he poured it down the drain is because he want to B&Q (hardware store) to buy drain cleaner, to unclog his drains, it`s designed to go down drains.
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Male 1,440
Must not spill on pants.
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Female 254
i used to work at bottling plant for various cleaners, acids and washer fluids. one day a palette of SA fell off a truck and 82 bottles broke releasing the fumes into the air. one person`s contacts started to melt and when she took them out, they were halfway melted... this ish is not joke... she had problems with her eyes for months after the fact...
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Male 159
wow what an idiot pours it down the drain bio hazard anyone..
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Male 1,625
Wtf? He just poured it down the drain? Corrosive much?
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Male 3,285
Looks liek a cheap sponge, which is made out of very very cheap fibres and drain cleaner. Of course it`s gonna act like this. ANd yes it is in a kitchen/laundry room, not a lab.
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Male 181
SCIENCE.
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Male 119
Next time you make a YouTube video, turn your drating clothes dryer off!!
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Male 72
Liquid Plumber ain`t got poo on this.
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Female 612
It`s drain cleaner, guys. Stop panicking.
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Female 104
misspwen: I`m sure it was in a lab silly.
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Female 298
"Ah yes it does look dangerous... I`ll just pour this down my drain then!"

LOL... stupid people... what are ya gonna do with them?
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Male 54
cool
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Male 217
Can`t tell if want, or if do not want.
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Male 4,290
Been a while since I did chemistry but I`m preeetty sure you weren`t supposed to pour things like sulphuric acid down the sink into the normal draining system.
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Male 209
There goes all the local fish.
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Male 1,216
Good luck cleaning that up. And wouldn`t that clog his pipes and pollute the environment?
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Female 185
Uh... Is it really safe to let that stuff go down the drain...? O_O
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Female 1,534
Link: Sulfuric Acid Meets An Ordinary Sponge [Rate Link] - O.O looks pretty dangerous....
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