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Acid Corodes
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Do We Have This One?? Hollywood Science at its best, any liquid described as "acid" will eat away at and completely dissolve skin, and muscle, leaving only bone. (Or sometimes nothing at all.) While something with an extreme enough pH number can, in fact, do this, the problem is that bases (high pH) corode flesh. Acids (low pH) burn. May be justifed if the word "flourine" comes up, but it never does. Even if it did, flourine is a ridiculously reactive element (it corrodes glass), not an acid. This would make it the elemental equivalent of the Virus Misnomer.

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