Chemistry Question #880

sarah gubbs, a 19 year old female from quebec asks on August 17, 2002,

If I had two unlabelled bottles one containing dilute nitric acid and the other containing dilute sulphuric acid how would I tell them apart?

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The answer

Reg Mitchell answered on August 29, 2002

Drop in a penny; copper dissolves quickly in nitric acid, slowly (if at all) in sulfuric

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