Dried acid If an acid spill dries on my table leaves a residue and
then gets wet again, does it become active acid again? (I use
sulfuric, hydrocloric and safety) Or in other words, will it eat
though my sleeves?
Laura, You like living on the wild side don’t you? It makes me
wonder what your table is made of. Yes, it will eat through your
sleeves and other things. Please sprinkle a liberal amount of good
old Arm & Hammer baking soda on the acid spill and then wet it a
little. Continue to add baking soda until the fizzing stops. You
then can wipe up the spill with disposable towels (wear rubber
gloves) and dispose of them properly. Rinse your table off and for
goodness sake, keep some baking soda handy if your playing with
acids. You shouldn’t be letting it sit around to dry in the first
place. Yes, I am a little bit of a neat freak.
J. Tyler Teague