Anthony Daddazio, a 42 year old male from Maple asks on March 1, 2007,I have had some alkaline batteries (AAA, and AA) that have leaked. These batteries were in a TV remote control and a battery operated lantern in my night table along with my other personal items such as books, medicine, music cds and other personal items. In both cases the batteries leaked. Are the liquid and crystal-like substances that form after the battery leaks corrosive and if so, do they remain corrosive indefinitely or does time reduce the corrosiveness and eventually does it become non corrosive? If this crystal substance does become non corrosive how much time must pass? Finally, do I need to throw out all the contents of my night table because this remote control unit with the leaking battery came into contact with these items? I am worried that they became contaminated with the corrosive leakage.
viewed 16737 times
Note: All submissions are moderated prior to posting.
If you found this answer useful, please consider making a small donation to science.ca.