Notices
Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Hydrochloric acid into calcium buildup tank ?

  1. #1 Hydrochloric acid into calcium buildup tank ? 
    New Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2017
    Posts
    1
    Do you think if I tipped 20 L bottle of hydrochloric acid into a tank of calcium deposits, that was at least 15 cm thick, it would dissolve it completely ?


    Reply With Quote  
     

  2.  
     

  3. #2  
    Bullshit Intolerant PhDemon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK
    Posts
    4,422
    Depends on the concentration if the acid and the type and mass of the calcium deposits...


    Reply With Quote  
     

  4. #3  
    Forum Professor Zwolver's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Netherlands
    Posts
    1,627
    Quote Originally Posted by Farmplantsandseeds View Post
    Do you think if I tipped 20 L bottle of hydrochloric acid into a tank of calcium deposits, that was at least 15 cm thick, it would dissolve it completely ?
    20L of hydrochloric acid or more to say, 205 moles of HCl. Will react with 102 moles of calcium to Ca2+ and CO2 and H2O..

    102 moles of Calcium carbonate is 102 * 100.09 (molar weight), = 10209.18 g.. round it down to 10 kg of calcium deposit will be dissolved.
    Last edited by Zwolver; July 10th, 2017 at 06:45 AM.
    Growing up, i marveled at star-trek's science, and ignored the perfect society. Now, i try to ignore their science, and marvel at the society.

    Imagine, being able to create matter out of thin air, and not coming up with using drones for boarding hostile ships. Or using drones to defend your own ship. Heck, using drones to block energy attacks, counterattack or for surveillance. Unless, of course, they are nano-machines in your blood, which is a billion times more complex..
    Reply With Quote  
     

  5. #4  
    Bullshit Intolerant PhDemon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK
    Posts
    4,422
    Your calculation is correct, just as a safety note though, you are assuming the hydrochloric acid is concentrated (~30%) in your molar calculation - I wouldn't pour 20 L of conc HCl into anything, using a larger volume of a more dilute solution would be the way forward
    Reply With Quote  
     

Similar Threads

  1. Hydrochloric acid in GI tract
    By rickettsie in forum Biology
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: October 29th, 2013, 03:56 PM
  2. Will Copper sulfate react with hydrochloric acid?
    By dancedancedance in forum Chemistry
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: April 6th, 2012, 11:46 AM
  3. caffeine and hydrochloric acid.........
    By fatman57 in forum Chemistry
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: September 17th, 2010, 10:48 AM
  4. Hydrochloric acid as a sweetener conundrum
    By Majestic_Q in forum Chemistry
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: August 15th, 2008, 06:40 PM
  5. Acetone and Hydrochloric Acid
    By David G Barron in forum Chemistry
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: June 24th, 2008, 07:40 PM
Tags for this Thread

View Tag Cloud

Bookmarks
Bookmarks
Posting Permissions
  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •