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What happens when a base is added to an acid?

Adding a base decreases the concentration of H3O+ ions in the solution. An acid and a base are like chemical opposites. If a base is added to an acidic solution, the solution becomes less acidic and moves toward the middle of the pH scale. This is called neutralizing the acid.

Is Lysol caustic?

Lysol ads like this one promised that the product was “non-caustic” and “gentle” — but until 1952, the product contained harmful cresol that could cause burns and even death. Lehn & Fink was subject to a number of complaints and even lawsuits over Lysol’s use as a feminine hygiene product.

What is the original purpose for Lysol?

The first Lysol Brand Antiseptic Disinfectant was introduced in 1889 by Gustav Raupenstrauch to help end a cholera epidemic in Germany. The original formulation of Lysol contained cresols. This formulation may still be available commercially in some parts of the world.

How much alcohol is in Lysol?

Wieland said Lysol disinfectant spray contains about 80 percent ethyl alcohol, compared with 40 percent to 50 percent in most whiskeys.

Can you bathe in Lysol?

Soaking in a bath that contains enough of the alcohols present in Lysol to kill the desired bacteria will also result in uncomfortable, itchy, dry skin.

Can you spray Lysol on your mattress?

Our Lysol® Disinfectant Spray kills 99.9% of the germs that are hanging around on your homes’ soft furnishings. Its unique cap completely covers large areas without over wetting, making it great for soft surfaces such as your decorative cushions, mattress, sofa etc. To use, simply spray and then allow to air dry!

Where can you get Lysol?

Where to buy Lysol Spray — Quick links

  • Shop all Lysol products at Amazon.
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  • Shop all Lysol products at Staples.
  • Shop all Lysol products at Office Depot.
  • Shop all Lysol products at Home Depot.
  • Shop all Lysol products at Lowe’s.