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Offline benep

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« on: 31/05/2007 19:48:45 »
why do vinegar and salt hurt on a injury? and how does it hurt you? ╬


 

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« Reply #1 on: 31/05/2007 20:42:33 »
why do vinegar and salt hurt on a injury? and how does it hurt you? ╬
It's because you have never tried with sulfuric acid.  ;D
 

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« Reply #2 on: 01/06/2007 18:37:25 »
I am not sure if you mean together or separate.  Vinegar hurts because it is a weak form of acetic acid and begins to hydrolyze the unprotected organic material.
Similar, NaCl will dissociate when it placed in an aqueous solution, such as blood, to give you Na and Cl ions.  I am kinda hazy here, but I am pretty sure the Cl will attack the organic material.
 

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« Reply #3 on: 01/06/2007 19:35:49 »
Similar, NaCl will dissociate when it placed in an aqueous solution, such as blood, to give you Na and Cl ions.  I am kinda hazy here, but I am pretty sure the Cl will attack the organic material.

Given that blood itself is a dilute salt solution, I don't think this actually makes sense.

I would imagine salt either to have an osmotic effect (hence dehydrating the tissue), or the sodium have an effect upon the ion channels in the nerves.
 

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« Reply #4 on: 08/06/2007 23:32:18 »
ok thank you guys
 

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