How do strong acids interact with magnets?

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How do strong acids interact with magnets?
« on: 28/02/2011 19:30:03 »
Danny Elegante asked the Naked Scientists:
   
I am a Chemistry teacher in  Alabama and I have a very bright student who asks the following question:

I remember that aqueous solutions of acids are strong electrolytes, and I learned that electricity and magnetism are essentially the same force.

Well, what would happen if I put two extremely strong magnets on opposite sides of a container of highly-concentrated acid, with opposite sides facing each other?  Or, what would happen if I put the magnets in the acid and the outside coating would not react with it?

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How do strong acids interact with magnets?
« Reply #1 on: 28/02/2011 20:59:35 »
In general, the acid would be slightly repelled by the magnets, just like water is.
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