Ashley Rose asked the Naked Scientists:
Hey guys, I love your show!
I have a question about batteries.
I was looking around the house for some AA batteries to put into my camera and found some in my dad's torch. I guess it hadn't been used in a long time because when I opened the torch, the batteries, still intact, were covered in goo. I think it might be the acid from inside the batteries, but what's really going on here? How is the acid escaping?
Thanks, Ashley, Vancouver, CanadaWhat do you think?