History Main / HollyWoodAcid

9th Jan '17 3:40:28 PM Xtifr
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* Clark Kent, in the 1950ís ''TheAdventuresOfSuperman'' series episode "[[Recap/TheAdventuresOfSupermanS6E12ThePerilsOfSuperman The Perils of Superman]]", was lowered into an enormous vat of acid by chortling villains, who then walked out to arrange their next evil deed. Naturally, Superman then emerged, his costume soaked, but unharmed. Presumably, Kentís glasses and clothes were dissolved.

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* Clark Kent, in the 1950ís ''TheAdventuresOfSuperman'' ''Series/TheAdventuresOfSuperman'' series episode "[[Recap/TheAdventuresOfSupermanS6E12ThePerilsOfSuperman The Perils of Superman]]", was lowered into an enormous vat of acid by chortling villains, who then walked out to arrange their next evil deed. Naturally, Superman then emerged, his costume soaked, but unharmed. Presumably, Kentís glasses and clothes were dissolved.
27th Dec '16 8:24:23 PM Troperinik
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* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'' episode "Let's Play Prince Charming" had [[JerkAss Mr. Cat]] dunk Quack Quack in a tub of this, dissolving half of his body. Fortunately, [[TheyKilledKennyAgain Quack Quack can't die]].
12th Dec '16 11:12:10 PM darkknight109
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** Oddly, hydrofluoric acid is ''not'' considered a strong acid by chemists. Its pH is not nearly as low as hydrochloric acid or sulfuric acid. It's dangerous because of ''what'' it can dissolve, not because of how efficient it is at dissolving it.

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** Oddly, hydrofluoric acid is ''not'' considered a strong acid by chemists. Its pH is not nearly as low as hydrochloric acid or sulfuric acid. It's Hydrofluoric isn't dangerous because of ''what'' it can dissolve, not its acidity (I.E. how much of the acid forms hydrogen ions, which is how pH is measured), but because of how efficient it contains ionic fluorine, the single-most reactive element in the entire periodic table, which will happily (and extremely aggressively) target and react with anything sufficiently electropositive in its vicinity (it is at dissolving it.the fluorine, not the hydrogen, that reacts with calcium and causes the health issues associated with hydrofluoric acid exposure).
12th Nov '16 2:28:55 PM FordPrefect
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* Between 1943 and 1949, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_George_Haigh John Haigh]], murdered at least six and possibly up to ten people in and around London. His method of disposing of the corpses was to stuff them in large oildrums and add gallons of concentrated acid. This is part of the reason why there is no definite tally of his victims. A human body largely goes to sludge after two days' immersion in acid; when tipped into the sewer system it flushes neatly away. He was only tied to the murder of one suspect because of the few bodily parts not even the strongest acid can dissolve: teeth and gallstones. Haigh, known as The Acid Bath Killer, was executed by hanging in late 1949.

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* Between 1943 and 1949, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_George_Haigh John Haigh]], Haigh]] murdered at least six and possibly up to ten people in and around London. His method of disposing of the corpses was to stuff them in large oildrums and add gallons of concentrated acid. This is part of the reason why there is no definite tally of his victims. A human body largely goes to sludge after two days' immersion in acid; when tipped into the sewer system it flushes neatly away. He was only tied to the murder of one suspect because of the few bodily parts not even the strongest acid can dissolve: teeth and gallstones. Haigh, known as The Acid Bath Killer, was executed by hanging in late 1949.
12th Nov '16 2:27:01 PM FordPrefect
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* Nitric acid looks like plain water until you drop in a piece of material to dissolve, at which point it eagerly plays the trope straight by boiling and bubbling as well as emitting toxic fumes. There's a reason why labs always keep beakers of the stuff under venting hoods and clearly labeled. This, however, refers only to the ''pure'' nitric acid, which, for the reason explained below, is rather rare and expensive. Most ''real'' nitric acid that you can encounter has a significant admixture of nitrogen dioxide ([=NO2=]), a redish-brown toxic and caustic gas. In fact, even if your sample is pure nitric acid readily decomposes into nitrogen dioxide and water with time, and the higher concentration it is, the faster this process becomes. 95% nitric acid is even called "red fuming nitric acid", because it is deeply orange in color and gives constant brownish-orange fumes of [=NO2=] -- the so-called "fox tail".

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* Nitric acid looks like plain water until you drop in a piece of material to dissolve, at which point it eagerly plays the trope straight by boiling and bubbling as well as emitting toxic fumes. There's a reason why labs always keep beakers of the stuff under venting hoods and clearly labeled. This, however, refers only to the ''pure'' nitric acid, which, for the reason explained below, is rather rare and expensive. Most ''real'' nitric acid that you can encounter has a significant admixture of nitrogen dioxide ([=NO2=]), a redish-brown reddish-brown toxic and caustic gas. In fact, even if your sample is pure nitric acid readily decomposes into nitrogen dioxide and water with time, and the higher concentration it is, the faster this process becomes. 95% nitric acid is even called "red fuming nitric acid", because it is deeply orange in color and gives constant brownish-orange fumes of [=NO2=] -- the so-called "fox tail".
12th Nov '16 2:25:48 PM FordPrefect
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** Half-averted with the planet Vortis's naturally occurring {{Acid Pool}}s and rivers in the 1st Doctor serial "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS2E5TheWebPlanet The Web Planet]]. Although the acid is highly corrosive and instantly eats away at everything it touches (excluding the local terrain, for some reason), its completely transparent and easily mistaken for water. Ian comes very close to scooping up a handful to drink when he first encounters it, which would have ended very badly had the Doctor not stopped him, noting that his tie had dissolved.

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** Half-averted with the planet Vortis's naturally occurring {{Acid Pool}}s and rivers in the 1st Doctor serial "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS2E5TheWebPlanet The Web Planet]].Planet]]". Although the acid is highly corrosive and instantly eats away at everything it touches (excluding the local terrain, for some reason), its completely transparent and easily mistaken for water. Ian comes very close to scooping up a handful to drink when he first encounters it, which would have ended very badly had the Doctor not stopped him, noting that his tie had dissolved.
12th Nov '16 2:22:17 PM FordPrefect
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** The acid in ''Film/SawVI'', which dissolves a man from the inside out in about ten seconds. While the victim was injected with a large carboy full of hydrofluoric acid, which is '''extremely''' corrosive and can also cause cardiac arrest by interfering with calcium levels in the blood it would not take effect nearly that quickly or be quite so dramatic.

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** The acid in ''Film/SawVI'', which dissolves a man from the inside out in about ten seconds. While the victim was injected with a large carboy full of hydrofluoric acid, which is '''extremely''' corrosive and can also cause cardiac arrest by interfering with calcium levels in the blood blood, it would not take effect nearly that quickly or be quite so dramatic.
3rd Nov '16 3:56:14 AM unokkun
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* Three WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck stories by Creator/DonRosa involved a liquid called "The Universal Solvent" that compresses the atoms of anything it comes in contact with, turning all matter into a superdense powder, with one important exception: diamond. This of course means that the solvent has to be kept in a jar carved from diamond and can only be handled with tools coated in diamond dust. In real life, unless you're an alchemist, the term 'Universal Solvent' usually refers to ''water''...

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* Three WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck stories by Creator/DonRosa involved a liquid called "The Universal Solvent" that compresses the atoms of anything it comes in contact with, turning all matter into a superdense powder, with one important exception: diamond. This of course means that the solvent has to be kept in a jar carved from diamond and can only be handled with tools coated in diamond dust. In real life, [[PhilosophersStone unless you're an alchemist, alchemist]], the term 'Universal Solvent' usually refers to ''water''...
11th Oct '16 10:52:28 PM JapaneseTeeth
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* In ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'', [[HornedHumanoid Mina Ashido]] has this as her power.

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* In ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'', [[HornedHumanoid Mina Ashido]] has the ability to generate acid of this as type from her power.body. Fortunately, she has the ability to control the corrosiveness and viscosity.
10th Oct '16 10:00:01 PM ultimomant
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* ''Film/AVPAlienVsPredator'' and ''Film/AliensVsPredatorRequiem'' are inconsistent with the lethality of Alien blood. A hunter's arm is seared off by a splash of facehugger blood, and another unfortunate human has his skull melted by a blast of Xenomorph blood to the face. However, the first film also presents it as mild enough to use for body scarification. This is actually a nod to the previous ''Franchise/AlieVsPredator'' fluff, where the Predators are said to have antacid blood that neutralizes the Aliens' acid blood. It will damages their skin but stops once it reaches their blood.

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* ''Film/AVPAlienVsPredator'' and ''Film/AliensVsPredatorRequiem'' are inconsistent with the lethality of Alien blood. A hunter's arm is seared off by a splash of facehugger blood, and another unfortunate human has his skull melted by a blast of Xenomorph blood to the face. However, the first film also presents it as mild enough to use for body scarification. This is actually a nod to the previous ''Franchise/AlieVsPredator'' ''Franchise/AlienVsPredator'' fluff, where the Predators are said to have antacid blood that neutralizes the Aliens' acid blood. It will damages their skin but stops once it reaches their blood.
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