Battery acid spills can be neutralized using commercial spill kits, such as a J.T. Baker spill kit. A spill kit contains agents that can neutralize sulfuric acid, the acidic component of many car batteries, as well as nitric acid and hydrochloric acid.Continue Reading
Acid spills should never be neutralized with bases. Combustible materials, such as paper towels, should also be avoided. Spill kits contain all the materials needed to neutralize and clean up a spill.
If sulfuric acid is ingested, it can be diluted and neutralized. A person who has ingested the acid should drink water or milk to attempt to neutralize the acid. While this can be effective, the patient's condition will depend on the speed with which treatment and neutralization is provided.Learn more about Acids & Bases
Acids are not inherently dangerous or bad for the health. Ascorbic acid, or vitamin C, is important in many body processes. Very strong acids, however, are dangerous and corrosive.Full Answer >
The neutralization of an acidic substance is accomplished by combining it with a basic substance, which results in the formation of water and a salt, explains UC Davis ChemWiki. The neutralization reaction occurs due to the acid donating H+ ions while the base donates OH- ions.Full Answer >
A weak acid is defined by its lower level of ionization with the surrounding solution than strong acids, meaning that it has a lower tendency to exchange protons. Examples of weak acids include ethanoic acid, carbonic acid, hydrogen fluoride and acetic acid.Full Answer >
Bleach is an alkaline. It is considered hydrocyanic, which has very little to do with acidity or alkalinity processes, but helps to make it one of the strongest alkaline substances.Full Answer >