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(BBC)   Murder victim found doused in both acid and alkaline. Police believe someone was trying to have him neutralized   (bbc.co.uk) divider line
    More: Followup, PH, Base, Acid, Det Ch Insp Gina Brennand, Greater Manchester Police, murder of a much-loved family man, hazardous substances, Alkali  
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2022-12-07 8:36:29 AM  
Headline of the year candidate.

Also a perfect example of why criminals seeking to destroy evidence need to pay attention in science class.
 
2022-12-07 8:38:56 AM  
Baseless accusations?
 
2022-12-07 8:44:09 AM  
*Editor's note: it turns out we were mistaken, in fact the man was just freebasing AND on acid at the time he was shot*
 
2022-12-07 8:46:37 AM  
All these ways to kill someone and you chose to be salty.
 
2022-12-07 8:52:32 AM  
You don't have to be so salty about it.
 
2022-12-07 8:52:40 AM  
he'll just say it's a lye
 
2022-12-07 8:56:02 AM  
A salt and battery.
 
2022-12-07 8:56:25 AM  
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2022-12-07 8:56:35 AM  
His life hung in the pH balance.
 
2022-12-07 8:58:07 AM  
....still going...
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2022-12-07 9:02:43 AM  
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2022-12-07 9:03:53 AM  
That's debased.
 
2022-12-07 9:04:43 AM  
This thread number is the devil.
 
2022-12-07 9:04:53 AM  
Strong enough for a man.

But pH balanced for a woman.

That was his fatal mistake.
 
2022-12-07 9:11:54 AM  
Aww they were just trying to make a foamy volcano
 
2022-12-07 9:16:22 AM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: All these ways to kill someone and you chose to be salty.


For the kids at home who haven't taken highschool chem, please know that you should go back and funny this post.  Strong acids come with positive protons (the thing that makes them acidic) and negative anions like chloride.  Strong bases come negative OHs (the thing that makes them basic)with cation like sodium.  When you mix an acid and a base the positive H and negative OH combine to make H2O (water) and the other parts combine to make sodium chloride (the chemical name for table salt).

I feel a bit bad for explaining the joke, but I really felt this one was excellent and teachable.
 
2022-12-07 9:18:53 AM  
Whooooo were, I bet he was salty
 
2022-12-07 9:20:40 AM  
♫ Isn't it ionic ... ♫
 
2022-12-07 9:22:36 AM  

RogermcAllen: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: All these ways to kill someone and you chose to be salty.

For the kids at home who haven't taken highschool chem, please know that you should go back and funny this post.  Strong acids come with positive protons (the thing that makes them acidic) and negative anions like chloride.  Strong bases come negative OHs (the thing that makes them basic)with cation like sodium.  When you mix an acid and a base the positive H and negative OH combine to make H2O (water) and the other parts combine to make sodium chloride (the chemical name for table salt).

I feel a bit bad for explaining the joke, but I really felt this one was excellent and teachable.


[ackshually.jpg]

While the proton (H+) combines with hydroxide (OH-) to form water, sodium chloride can only happen if the reactants in the neutralization are hydrochloric acid (HCl) and sodium hydroxide (NaOH), as in:

HCl + NaOH -> H2O + NaCl
 
2022-12-07 9:28:17 AM  
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2022-12-07 9:32:39 AM  
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2022-12-07 9:33:17 AM  
came for the salt joke, left saltisfied
 
2022-12-07 9:34:15 AM  
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2022-12-07 9:35:08 AM  

scumm: came for the salt joke, left saltisfied


And kind of thirsty.
 
2022-12-07 9:52:56 AM  
Well done, subby.
 
2022-12-07 9:59:58 AM  

Zik-Zak: RogermcAllen: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: All these ways to kill someone and you chose to be salty.

For the kids at home who haven't taken highschool chem, please know that you should go back and funny this post.  Strong acids come with positive protons (the thing that makes them acidic) and negative anions like chloride.  Strong bases come negative OHs (the thing that makes them basic)with cation like sodium.  When you mix an acid and a base the positive H and negative OH combine to make H2O (water) and the other parts combine to make sodium chloride (the chemical name for table salt).

I feel a bit bad for explaining the joke, but I really felt this one was excellent and teachable.

[ackshually.jpg]

While the proton (H+) combines with hydroxide (OH-) to form water, sodium chloride can only happen if the reactants in the neutralization are hydrochloric acid (HCl) and sodium hydroxide (NaOH), as in:

HCl + NaOH -> H2O + NaCl


Any strong acid + any strong base will make a salt.  Sodium chloride just happens to be the salt most people know (which is why we generically refer to it as salt when we eat it).  If you used hydrochloric acid and potassium hydroxide (KOH) you would get the salt potassium chloride (KCl), which most people commonly know as "light salt" in the grocery store.
 
2022-12-07 10:00:26 AM  
Ah, they'll have to investigate with litmus tests.
 
2022-12-07 10:04:19 AM  
Has anyone been charged? I mean, other than the victim?
 
2022-12-07 10:04:43 AM  
This is the second chem-nerd headline green-lit on Fark in a week.  I had no idea there were so many chem-nerds on Fark.
 
2022-12-07 10:07:10 AM  

Zik-Zak: RogermcAllen: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat:


Ah, I now see where in my original post I started general and then went specific such that the reader might think NaCl was the specific salt formed every time rather than an example.  I thought you were confused that salts could be many things.
 
2022-12-07 10:09:22 AM  

Fissile: This is the second chem-nerd headline green-lit on Fark in a week.  I had no idea there were so many chem-nerds on Fark.


There are so many people here who are obviously high on drugs, you'd assume some of the suppliers would keep tabs on us for market trends.
 
2022-12-07 10:10:06 AM  

RogermcAllen: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: All these ways to kill someone and you chose to be salty.

For the kids at home who haven't taken highschool chem, please know that you should go back and funny this post.  Strong acids come with positive protons (the thing that makes them acidic) and negative anions like chloride.  Strong bases come negative OHs (the thing that makes them basic)with cation like sodium.  When you mix an acid and a base the positive H and negative OH combine to make H2O (water) and the other parts combine to make sodium chloride (the chemical name for table salt).

I feel a bit bad for explaining the joke, but I really felt this one was excellent and teachable.


Nothing like bonding over ruined jokes.
 
2022-12-07 10:47:47 AM  
Holy mole, he's salty now.
 
2022-12-07 10:49:35 AM  

RogermcAllen: Zik-Zak: RogermcAllen: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: All these ways to kill someone and you chose to be salty.

When you mix an acid and a base the positive H and negative OH combine to make H2O (water) and the other parts combine to make sodium chloride (the chemical name for table salt).



But you were imprecise in what you said, so his "ackshually" was actually correct. :p

/science, it's precise
 
2022-12-07 10:49:37 AM  
The victim was a fan of acid rock and so the killer was trying to get rid of their base.
 
2022-12-07 10:57:45 AM  
And acid and a base?
Wonder what precipitated such an attack
 
2022-12-07 11:34:18 AM  
Did the victim attempt any resistance?
 
2022-12-07 11:37:38 AM  
HOTY candidate headline material detected. Nice job subby
+1
 
2022-12-07 11:57:41 AM  

RogermcAllen: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: All these ways to kill someone and you chose to be salty.

For the kids at home who haven't taken highschool chem, please know that you should go back and funny this post.  Strong acids come with positive protons (the thing that makes them acidic) and negative anions like chloride.  Strong bases come negative OHs (the thing that makes them basic)with cation like sodium.  When you mix an acid and a base the positive H and negative OH combine to make H2O (water) and the other parts combine to make sodium chloride (the chemical name for table salt).

I feel a bit bad for explaining the joke, but I really felt this one was excellent and teachable.


It makes an acid and a salt, yes, but it doesn't necessarily mean it makes table salt.

Baking Soda and Vinegar produces water and sodium acetate, for example.
 
2022-12-07 11:58:26 AM  

jake3988: RogermcAllen: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: All these ways to kill someone and you chose to be salty.

For the kids at home who haven't taken highschool chem, please know that you should go back and funny this post.  Strong acids come with positive protons (the thing that makes them acidic) and negative anions like chloride.  Strong bases come negative OHs (the thing that makes them basic)with cation like sodium.  When you mix an acid and a base the positive H and negative OH combine to make H2O (water) and the other parts combine to make sodium chloride (the chemical name for table salt).

I feel a bit bad for explaining the joke, but I really felt this one was excellent and teachable.

It makes an acid and a salt, yes, but it doesn't necessarily mean it makes table salt.

Baking Soda and Vinegar produces water and sodium acetate, for example.


Hrm, WATER and a salt!
 
2022-12-07 12:14:44 PM  
Bravo, subby
 
2022-12-07 12:55:07 PM  

jake3988: jake3988: RogermcAllen: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: All these ways to kill someone and you chose to be salty.

For the kids at home who haven't taken highschool chem, please know that you should go back and funny this post.  Strong acids come with positive protons (the thing that makes them acidic) and negative anions like chloride.  Strong bases come negative OHs (the thing that makes them basic)with cation like sodium.  When you mix an acid and a base the positive H and negative OH combine to make H2O (water) and the other parts combine to make sodium chloride (the chemical name for table salt).

I feel a bit bad for explaining the joke, but I really felt this one was excellent and teachable.

It makes an acid and a salt, yes, but it doesn't necessarily mean it makes table salt.

Baking Soda and Vinegar produces water and sodium acetate, for example.

Hrm, WATER and a salt!


Dihydrogen Monoxide is a terribly dangerous substance, i'll have you know, doubly so for when you add Sodium Chloride to it in solution.
 
2022-12-07 2:27:29 PM  
Clearly not interested in science....
 
2022-12-07 2:58:30 PM  
Now see THIS is a headline. I like seeing this in the Top Voted page rather than regular Politics tab stories. THIS is a true gem of a headline.
 
2022-12-07 2:59:53 PM  
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2022-12-07 3:32:59 PM  
This week I had students test the pH of various substances with an indicator made from red cabbage.

Only two idiots asked if they could drink the indicator.

I asked them what part of "no eating or drinking in the lab" was hard to understand.
 
2022-12-07 4:00:05 PM  

Skyking Skyking Do Not Answer: This week I had students test the pH of various substances with an indicator made from red cabbage.

Only two idiots asked if they could drink the indicator.

I asked them what part of "no eating or drinking in the lab" was hard to understand.


Former HS chemistry/physics teacher here - the 'two idiots' are boys, aren't they?

/a lot of teenage boys' stupidity can be reduced to 'there could be girls watching'
 
2022-12-08 5:08:43 PM  
What a Douche.

(You know.. Salt...Water...   )

Nevermind....
 
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