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Are all bases weak?

There are very few strong bases (see Table 12.2 “Strong Acids and Bases”); any base not listed is a weak base. All strong bases are OH – compounds. So a base based on some other mechanism, such as NH 3 (which does not contain OH − ions as part of its formula), will be a weak base.

Which are weak bases?

Weak bases are the basic substances that do not completely ionize in water. An example of a weak base is ammonia. When NH3 is dissolved in water, a part of it dissociates into ammonium cation and hydroxide anions by interacting with the water molecules. However, some ammonia remains unionized in the solution.

How do you dilute a strong acid with water?

Steps to dilute strong acid Use C1V1 = C2V2 relationship. Then separate the required volume from high concentrated solution. Add that acidic solution to water slowly for diluting until required volume of dilute acid is completed.

Is it safe to use muriatic acid in toilet?

I’ve always had success with muriatic acid. It will not harm the china toilet, but its fumes are toxic and the liquid acid can and will burn you. Mix one part muriatic acid to five parts water and slowly pour that solution into the toilet bowl. Add just enough to come up to the normal water level in the bowl.

Can I put muriatic acid in a spray bottle?

Only mix muriatic acid in a glass or acid-resistant plastic container (find a list here). If using muriatic acid on large surface areas, it will need to be applied with a plastic sprayer. The plastic is bound to deteriorate quickly, so you’ll likely need more than one to complete the job.

What chemical can melt plastic?


Will hydrochloric acid eat through plastic?

As someone who spends some of her days boiling plastic in hydrochloric acid: no. If you want to melt the plastic, an organic solvent will be your friend. The insulation is probably PVC, polyethylene, Neoprene, or Teflon, none of which are affected by HCl.