Thursday, May 23, 2013

Coca-Cola: why it dissolves stuff

It is well known "pop science" that there is hardly better emergency product against rust than Coca-Cola. I have known for decades that meat dissolves in the black drink in just hours. 

These are not the only effects: the soda drink also dissolves bones, iron, etc. In fact it is a main cause of osteoporosis among the young because it "steals" calcium from the bones. 

The reason is one of the "secret" ingredients of this extremely popular beverage: phosphoric acid (E338), which has a Ph of just 2.8 (hyper-acidic) and is indeed corrosive. The raw ingredient must be carried in transports holding the warning of dangerous chemical. 

Source: Webguerrillero[es].

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