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Mad Idea on OCD Cleaners

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by securespark, 5 Jan 2016.

  1. securespark

    securespark

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    An OCD cleaner I saw on telly yesterday thought it would be a good idea to mix Coke, lemon juice and Sodium Bicarbonate.

    I understand each of these on its own can make an effective cleaner, but if you mix them together, you will weaken its power, as the acids and alkalis will neutralise each other.
     
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  3. I thought it would explode LOL.
     
  4. securespark

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    Well, it will fizz a lot!
     
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    They probably snorted the Coke...
     
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  6. Coke is acidic, lemon juice is acidic & Sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) is amphiprotic (can act as either a weak acid or alkali depending on what it is mixed with) so I'd imagine that a solution of all three three would be acidic
     
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    Are you trying to tell us something?
    It's ok to be ocd.

    Have you decided which steam cleaner to get?
    :D
     
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    Nice! I didn't know about this amphiprotic concept, interesting.

    Nozzle
     
  10. If the power has been weakened by mixing them together, it means that the OCD cleaners will have to clean more often which they will love.
     
  11. securespark

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    Nah, have I 'eckers like!

    I need a kind feller to look up on Which? for me and let me know what they think.


    NB: Sodium Bicarbonate can be used to settle excess stomach acid.
     
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