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    18 Nov '16 14:26
    http://www.sciencealert.com/a-man-dissolved-in-acid-after-trying-to-hot-pot-in-yellowstone-national-park

    PH of 3.5 water at 250 degrees F. Let's see if I can swim here.....
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    18 Nov '16 14:351 edit
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    http://www.sciencealert.com/a-man-dissolved-in-acid-after-trying-to-hot-pot-in-yellowstone-national-park

    PH of 3.5 water at 250 degrees F. Let's see if I can swim here.....
    PH of 3.5? why is that? 120 Celsius I can understand why that's deadly, was he thinking that it was gonna be like a hot tub?
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    18 Nov '16 14:48
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    PH of 3.5? why is that? 120 Celsius I can understand why that's deadly, was he thinking that it was gonna be like a hot tub?
    It's at 3.5 because it is right over a volcanic cauldren with nasty chemicals oozing into the water and it's 120 C because there is so much contamination it can be over the normal boiling point of water at 100 C. That is 250 F.
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    18 Nov '16 15:12
    Any one who goes skinny dipping in a volcano deserves what they get.

    Just say'in.
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    18 Nov '16 15:25
    Originally posted by whodey
    Any one who goes skinny dipping in a volcano deserves what they get.

    Just say'in.
    At 23 he might be eligible for the Darwin award. He may have removed his genes from the gene pool before he reproduced.
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    18 Nov '16 15:311 edit
    It's no different than people going out to surf during hurricanes cuz the surf is up.

    Shrug, I just don't feel bad if they disappear forever.
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    18 Nov '16 18:321 edit
    Originally posted by whodey
    It's no different than people going out to surf during hurricanes cuz the surf is up.

    Shrug, I just don't feel bad if they disappear forever.
    I was thinking maybe that's what happened to Jimmy Hoffa. I mean, you don't even have to take off their clothes, they get dissolved with the rest of him, metals included.
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    18 Nov '16 19:08
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    PH of 3.5? why is that? 120 Celsius I can understand why that's deadly, was he thinking that it was gonna be like a hot tub?
    pH 3.5 is acidic but not very much. And skin should be able to withstand lower pH values (stomach acid).
    It must have been the heat that did it for him in the first place.
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    18 Nov '16 19:22
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    http://www.sciencealert.com/a-man-dissolved-in-acid-after-trying-to-hot-pot-in-yellowstone-national-park

    PH of 3.5 water at 250 degrees F. Let's see if I can swim here.....
    I don't want to sound cruel but this is natural selection. PH 3.5 is the same as ketchup, just saying. I doubt it would dissolve anyone. It has to be lower.
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    18 Nov '16 19:59
    Originally posted by Ashiitaka
    I don't want to sound cruel but this is natural selection. PH 3.5 is the same as ketchup, just saying. I doubt it would dissolve anyone. It has to be lower.
    Don't forget the deal about a chemical reaction going up I think double for every 10 degrees C up in temperature so lets say the ketchup was at say 20 C and then go up to 120, that would be 10 doublings which clocks in at 1024 times the reactivity at room temperature. A thousand times more reactive, plus the fact it is super boiling hot water which will take your skin off even at Ph 7.
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    18 Nov '16 20:11
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    Don't forget the deal about a chemical reaction going up I think double for every 10 degrees C up in temperature so lets say the ketchup was at say 20 C and then go up to 120, that would be 10 doublings which clocks in at 1024 times the reactivity at room temperature. A thousand times more reactive, plus the fact it is super boiling hot water which will take your skin off even at Ph 7.
    Oh rate of reaction? I didn't know temperature affected the rate of acid reactions.. but I suppose it increases rates of every reaction
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    18 Nov '16 20:12
    Originally posted by Ashiitaka
    Oh rate of reaction? I didn't know temperature affected the rate of acid reactions.. but I suppose it increases rates of every reaction
    Does le chatelier's principle apply for temperature in acid?
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    18 Nov '16 20:58
    He slipped. In fact he intended only to boil a hot dog...
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    18 Nov '16 21:001 edit
    Originally posted by Ponderable
    pH 3.5 is acidic but not very much. And skin should be able to withstand lower pH values (stomach acid).
    It must have been the heat that did it for him in the first place.
    I was more interested in which elements in the water could be acidifying it? sulphates perhaps?
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    18 Nov '16 21:02
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    PH of 3.5? why is that? 120 Celsius I can understand why that's deadly, was he thinking that it was gonna be like a hot tub?
    Who knows what "genius" floats through this guy's mind? He probably voted for Trump.
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