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  1. #1 Is your blood acidic? 
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    Hey guys! Science gamer guy here. Today I'm here to ask you a probing question. How come our stomach (which can digest food using epic POWER acid) can't just get burned through by POWER acid? You may say mucus layer. But snot isn't that strong. You actually have acid leaking from your stomach in a big hole at this very moment. It's very strong in Americans, that's why we eat so much. To replace the hunger the hole gives. The acid is in your body right now!!! And it went into your blood stream too. Your blood is actually acid, and that's why it tastes like metal when you eat it. But the acid is diluted, so it doesn't hurt you. Please share so everybody knows the #truth!


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    Blood tastes like metal due to the iron in it. Stomach acid is contained be the ever replenished mucus lining and diluted by the things we ingest and by digestive enzymes in the intestines. So no there is no acid in the blood.


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    Can't tell if the OP is trolling or just genuinely that idiotic...
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    Probably a bit of both...

    See his intro thread, he's either a deluded moron and/or a wind up merchant...
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    I looked up “wind up merchant”, interesting metaphor. I quite enjoy the world exchange of idioms that this forum presents.
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    Quote Originally Posted by imgeniusurn0t View Post
    Your blood is actually acid
    The typical blood pH is between 7.35 and 7.45, so blood is basic and not acidic. If your blood pH were to drop to 6.8 it would almost always be fatal. For a comparison vinegar has a pH of around 2.
    Acid does not taste metallic, it tastes sour.
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    Yep, blood is basic and the pH is very tightly controlled... I use it in my A level chemistry classes as an example of a pH buffer.

    As an aside about acids tasting sour, when I was a at school 1 our teacher diluted all the bench acids and let us taste them. They were all definitely sour!


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    Quote Originally Posted by PhDemon View Post
    1. Before the invention of health and safety!.
    When I was a lad, many years ago, our science teacher had us all pass around mercury in our cupped hands. In hind sight this was a tremendously bad idea.
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    We did that too! Other memories include using Benzene as a solvent when washing glassware... Give me a few years I'll be coughing up the tumours!
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    In my first forays into research I gassed myself with chlorine! 2 days in the hospital and a nose bleed that lasted for about 6 hours...

    The joys of being taught to identify compounds (some horribly toxic!) by smell.

    I have scars from thigh to knee on my right leg from being careless with concentrated sulphuric acid during my PhD student days.

    I also was taught to pipette solutions by mouth suction rather than using a rubber bulb. Sodium hydroxide, once tasted, never forgotten!

    Best health and safety notice ever in the Organic chemistry lab (exchemist may remember this one!) "Gentlemen are reminded to put out their pipes before opening the solvent cupboard."

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhDemon View Post
    In my first forays into research I gassed myself with chlorine! 2 days in the hospital and a nose bleed that lasted for about 6 hours...

    The joys of being taught to identify compounds (some horribly toxic!) by smell.

    I have scars from thigh to knee on my right leg from being careless with concentrated sulphuric acid during my PhD student days.

    I also was taught to pipette solutions by mouth suction rather than using a rubber bulb. Sodium hydroxide, once tasted, never forgotten!

    Best health and safety notice ever in the Organic chemistry lab (exchemist may remember this one!) "Gentlemen are reminded to put out their pipes before opening the solvent cupboard."

    The benefits of life as a chemist! Happy days!
    Was that in the Dyson Perrins?

    The only lab notice I remember was from the PCL hatch where you went to ask for the kit you needed for a practical. This sign was actually pinched by some mates of mine, to place at the foot of the staircase in their house in Eynsham.

    It read: "We do not normally give out equipment for use upstairs."
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    Yep, that note was in the teaching lab in the DP.

    Another good one was on the technician's hatch in the chemistry labs in Cambridge. It read: Good, cheap or quick. We can do two out of three! ".
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    Quote Originally Posted by PhDemon View Post
    Probably a bit of both...

    See his intro thread, he's either a deluded moron and/or a wind up merchant...
    I would appreciate it if you didn't try to insult me that way. Thanks! :sunglasses:
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    Quote Originally Posted by imgeniusurn0t View Post
    I would appreciate it if you didn't try to insult me that way. Thanks! :sunglasses:
    What way would you prefer to be insulted?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bufofrog View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by imgeniusurn0t View Post
    Your blood is actually acid
    The typical blood pH is between 7.35 and 7.45, so blood is basic and not acidic. If your blood pH were to drop to 6.8 it would almost always be fatal. For a comparison vinegar has a pH of around 2.
    Acid does not taste metallic, it tastes sour.
    blood is sour:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bufofrog View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by imgeniusurn0t View Post
    I would appreciate it if you didn't try to insult me that way. Thanks! :sunglasses:
    What way would you prefer to be insulted?

    You do not have anything more to add to your thread?
    I'd prefer to be insulted medium rare, like you get in the restaurants.
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    Unfortunately when you make stupid statements that are flatly contradicted by reality I reserve the right to insult you any way I see fit. If you don't like it, stop posting crap. Simples (as the ethnic meerkats say).
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    [QUOTE=imgeniusurn0t;620463]
    Quote Originally Posted by Bufofrog View Post
    blood is sour
    Blood contains iron; it tastes metallic because of that metal. It is basic; it has a pH of above 7. Dem's de facts.
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