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Offline Nihiknak

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« on: 15/01/2008 21:27:31 »
Hello everyone!

I was just [?]wondering[?] if anyone knew where you can purchase dilute acids and bases, like sulphuric acid,which are reasonably safe, with safety glasses, ect.

I live in the UK so i don't think i can get them internationally

Thanks  :)


 

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« Reply #1 on: 19/01/2008 05:12:22 »
All you have to do is going to any laboratory of any University, perhaps the students will want to give you some diluted solutions, Anyway, a sulfuric acid solution 0.01 N is not so dangerous, just watch outĦĦĦ , if you want you can get some hydrochloric acid also called muriatic acid, and it´s cheap, so beware cause that solution is very concentrated, then  in a beaker add a little of water and then (in this order)add a little of acid, it will evolve heat and if you add the water to the acid it could get out of the beaker and hurt you..... Use gloves and glasses, and don´t breath it, I hope you be enough intelligent to understand the danger.

See also: newbielink:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydrochloric_acid [nonactive]
 

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« Reply #2 on: 23/01/2008 17:54:26 »
Most hardware stores will carry some concentrated acids, such as hydrochloric (aka muriatic) acid or sulfuric acid.  Then you can dilute it yourself, as Wally mentioned.

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