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Strength of Acids

Strength of acids makes a big difference on whether it is a mere sting or the dissolution of your cells. Would you rather have 1 mM of HCl on your skin or 0.1 M of HCl on your skin?

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The weaker the acid, the easier it'll be on your skin. How come? Because of the pH. pH is affected by concentration.

And with respect to a strong acid like ...

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Strength of acids makes a big difference on whether it is a mere sting or the dissolution of your cells. Would you rather have 1 mM of HCl on your skin or 0.1 M of HCl on your skin?

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