what will happen if bone is dipped in hydrochloric acid(HCI) ?

Asked by indrani14 | 4th Jul, 2018, 10:24: PM

Expert Answer:

Bone becomes brittle and more susceptible to breakage, but it doesn't melt because there are other minerals such as potassium, vitamins, and collagen that makes up the bone.
When a bone is dropped in HCl medium, the calcium of bone slowly starts to dissolve due to the action of a strong acid. HCl + Ca -> CaCl2 + H2.

Answered by Sivanand Patnaik | 5th Jul, 2018, 08:47: AM