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ink + bleach = heat?
« on: 11/06/2007 18:03:55 »
I go my fingers messy while filling up the printer cartridges (didn't use gloves) and using soap did little to clean them so, I used a bit of bleach!

As soon as the bleach touched the ink stained bits there was a noticeable heating effect on the skin and adding more water seemed to make it hotter.

The mix of ink and bleach seems to create a heating effect so, what reaction is causing that?

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« Reply #1 on: 11/06/2007 23:01:13 »
I go my fingers messy while filling up the printer cartridges (didn't use gloves) and using soap did little to clean them so, I used a bit of bleach!
As soon as the bleach touched the ink stained bits there was a noticeable heating effect on the skin and adding more water seemed to make it hotter.
The mix of ink and bleach seems to create a heating effect so, what reaction is causing that?
Probably the oxidation of the pigments and of the solvent by the bleach.
 

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ink + bleach = heat?
« Reply #2 on: 12/06/2007 01:01:18 »
i wonder if the chlorine was the causeof the heat?
 

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« Reply #3 on: 12/06/2007 15:55:47 »
Bleach is corrosive, and I find if I get it on my skin there is a burning sensation... could that just be it?
 

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« Reply #4 on: 12/06/2007 16:28:40 »
Bleach is corrosive, and I find if I get it on my skin there is a burning sensation... could that just be it?
It depends, do you use cold or hot bleach? ;)

Seriously, I think that, yes, that effect is probably due to it, and, maybe, also to an acidic-basic reaction: skin contains organic acids.
 

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ink + bleach = heat?
« Reply #5 on: 12/06/2007 16:29:19 »
Ohhh... I just re-read your post... you said the same thing only smarter!!!
 

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« Reply #6 on: 12/06/2007 16:32:25 »
Ohhh... I just re-read your post... you said the same thing only smarter!!!
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« Reply #7 on: 12/06/2007 16:38:45 »
Aww [:I]
 

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