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Um, hi.I have a question about Hydrochloric Acid. I was in science class about a month ago and I think I may have spilled some HCl on my hand. Now, on my palm, a clear blemish has popped up where I thought I spilled it. It's kind of yellowish, but no signs of pus inside.Anyone know what's wrong?
I forget, is the HCl bond covalent or ionic?
Are you sure it was HCl and not nitric acid? I dropped nitric acid on my hand once and developed a yellow patch like that you describe. I suspect that, in that case, the pigmentation was an oxidation product resulting from the reaction between the acid and proteins in the skin.