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20th Apr '17 3:39:31 PM SimYouLater
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* Probably the least thought about frequent subversion of this are Nucleic Acids. In other words, the DNA ('''D'''eoxyribo'''n'''ucleic '''A'''cid) and RNA ('''R'''ibo'''n'''ucleic '''A'''cid) that exist in every lifeform and pseudo-lifeform, as well as artificially created [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nucleic_acid_analogue Nucleic Acid Analogues]] aka Xeno Nucleic Acids. [=XNAs=] such as Peptide Nucleic Acid, Glycol Nucleic Acid and Threose Nucleic Acid have been found to have various uses in genetic research, meaning that the biggest threat ''these'' acids pose is the unlikely but plausible scenario of [[TheCorruption XNA-corrupted]] lifeforms escaping from a laboratory [[ZombieApocalypse and infecting or contaminating all life on Earth]]. [[JurassicPark After all]], [[GenreBlind the scientists only seem to be thinking that they can]] and not [[GoneHorriblyWrong if they should]], and even [[StayingAlive alien life finds a way]]...
11th Apr '17 11:20:03 PM alnair20aug93
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This has nothing to do with ''[[MarijuanaIsLSD that]]'' kind of acid.
30th Mar '17 4:54:14 PM mayae
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-->"It is, of course, extremely toxic, but that's the least of the problem. It is hypergolic with every known fuel, and so rapidly hypergolic that no ignition delay has ever been measured. It is also [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypergolic_propellant hypergolic]] with such things as cloth, wood, and [[BreadEggsMilkSquick test engineers]], not to mention asbestos, sand, and water — with which it reacts explosively. It can be kept in some of the ordinary structural metals — steel, copper, aluminium, etc. — because of the formation of a thin film of insoluble metal fluoride which protects the bulk of the metal, just as the invisible coat of oxide on aluminium keeps it from burning up in the atmosphere. If, however, this coat is melted or scrubbed off, and has no chance to reform, the operator is confronted with the problem of coping with a metal-fluorine fire. For dealing with this situation, I have always recommended [[DontAskJustRun a good pair of running shoes.]]"--[[http://pipeline.corante.com/archives/2008/02/26/sand_wont_save_you_this_time.php John D. Clark, Rocket Scientist]].

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-->"It is, of course, extremely toxic, but that's the least of the problem. It is hypergolic with every known fuel, and so rapidly hypergolic that no ignition delay has ever been measured. It is also [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypergolic_propellant hypergolic]] with such things as cloth, wood, and [[BreadEggsMilkSquick test engineers]], not to mention asbestos, sand, and water — with which it reacts explosively. It can be kept in some of the ordinary structural metals — steel, copper, aluminium, etc. — because of the formation of a thin film of insoluble metal fluoride which protects the bulk of the metal, just as the invisible coat of oxide on aluminium keeps it from burning up in the atmosphere. If, however, this coat is melted or scrubbed off, and has no chance to reform, the operator is confronted with the problem of coping with a metal-fluorine fire. For dealing with this situation, I have always recommended [[DontAskJustRun a good pair of running shoes.]]"--[[http://pipeline.corante.com/archives/2008/02/26/sand_wont_save_you_this_time.php ]]"--[[http://blogs.sciencemag.org/pipeline/archives/2008/02/26/sand_wont_save_you_this_time John D. Clark, Rocket Scientist]].
12th Mar '17 4:34:31 PM nombretomado
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* A very common damage type in ''TabletopGame/{{Mortasheen}}'', as well as a more specific Corrosive type of damage that specifically does heavy damage to metal (Perfect for the MechaMooks the game has as its main villains)
8th Feb '17 1:23:09 PM BTD6_maker
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* Carborane superacid is a subversion. While it is classed as a superacid and is one of the strongest known acids, being one million times stronger than even pure sulfuric acid, it is also one of the least corrosive of all acids.
19th Jan '17 11:46:01 AM MsChibi
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A {{subtrope}} of HollywoodScience. Compare PoisonIsCorrosive and AcidPool (when this is applied to a DeathTrap). Has nothing to do with those [[MarijuanaIsLSD other]] [[DisneyAcidSequence kinds]] of acid.

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A {{subtrope}} of HollywoodScience. Compare PoisonIsCorrosive and AcidPool (when this is applied to a DeathTrap). Has nothing to do with those [[MarijuanaIsLSD other]] [[DisneyAcidSequence kinds]] of acid.
acid. Compare BlazingInfernoHellfireSauce, which is almost always PlayedForLaughs.
18th Jan '17 10:12:32 AM Prfnoff
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-->"It is, of course, extremely toxic, but that's the least of the problem. It is hypergolic with every known fuel, and so rapidly hypergolic that no ignition delay has ever been measured. It is also [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypergolic_propellant hypergolic]] with such things as cloth, wood, and [[BreadEggsMilkSquick test engineers]], not to mention asbestos, sand, and water — with which it reacts explosively. It can be kept in some of the ordinary structural metals — steel, copper, aluminium, etc. — because of the formation of a thin film of insoluble metal fluoride which protects the bulk of the metal, just as the invisible coat of oxide on aluminium keeps it from burning up in the atmosphere. If, however, this coat is melted or scrubbed off, and has no chance to reform, the operator is confronted with the problem of coping with a metal-fluorine fire. For dealing with this situation, I have always recommended [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere a good pair of running shoes.]]"--[[http://pipeline.corante.com/archives/2008/02/26/sand_wont_save_you_this_time.php John D. Clark, Rocket Scientist]].

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-->"It is, of course, extremely toxic, but that's the least of the problem. It is hypergolic with every known fuel, and so rapidly hypergolic that no ignition delay has ever been measured. It is also [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypergolic_propellant hypergolic]] with such things as cloth, wood, and [[BreadEggsMilkSquick test engineers]], not to mention asbestos, sand, and water — with which it reacts explosively. It can be kept in some of the ordinary structural metals — steel, copper, aluminium, etc. — because of the formation of a thin film of insoluble metal fluoride which protects the bulk of the metal, just as the invisible coat of oxide on aluminium keeps it from burning up in the atmosphere. If, however, this coat is melted or scrubbed off, and has no chance to reform, the operator is confronted with the problem of coping with a metal-fluorine fire. For dealing with this situation, I have always recommended [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere [[DontAskJustRun a good pair of running shoes.]]"--[[http://pipeline.corante.com/archives/2008/02/26/sand_wont_save_you_this_time.php John D. Clark, Rocket Scientist]].
9th Jan '17 3:40:28 PM Xtifr
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* Clark Kent, in the 1950’s ''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, Kent’s glasses and clothes were dissolved.

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* Clark Kent, in the 1950’s ''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, Kent’s 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).
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