Why do our skin turn orange when come in contact with conc. nitric acid?

Asked by PRAJAY RAIKAR | 28th Nov, 2013, 05:15: PM

Expert Answer:

The yellow stains on skin caused by nitric acid upon reaction with proteins on the skin are the result of the xanthoprotein reaction. If you put a neutralizer on it, it will then turn the skin orange. The protein comes from eating fruits and vegetables that are orange and red in colour.

 

Answered by Hanisha Vyas | 29th Nov, 2013, 11:40: AM

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