Vinegar is a solution of acetic acid, which is a weak acid, and can be neutralized by adding a strong base, such as sodium hydroxide. In such a neutralization reaction, the pH of the resulting solution is greater than 7,... More » Science Chemistry Acids & Bases

Vinegar may be used to neutralize alkaline NiCad and manganese dioxide batteries. These batteries have alkaline electrolytes and are neutralized by weak acids. Vinegar should not be used to neutralize carbon-zinc or lead... More » Science Chemistry Acids & Bases

One should never use vinegar to neutralize chlorine bleach. It turns the active ingredient, hypochlorite, into a dangerous chemical that can damage textiles and is deadly to humans. More » Home & Garden Cleaning Cleaning Products
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