Can acid remove a spring's potential energy?

Can acid destroy more than just the materials of a spring?
23 May 2022
Presented by Otis Kingsman
Production by Otis Kingsman.


Spring coil


Listener Mark wrote in to ask 'What happens to the potential energy of a compressed coil spring that is dissolved in acid?' Otis Kingsman sprung to action in speaking with Dr Martin Buzza from the University of Hull to find the answer to this question.


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