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Response to twin_ghost (Original post)

Tue Jun 1, 2021, 08:03 PM

1. Sounds Like Hydrogen Peroxide

Strong, high concentration acids don't take an hour to hurt. Personal experience with that! (Sulfuric acid burns in college.)
Strong alkalis don't take an hour either. I know people who got concentrated sodium hydroxide on their skin. The burns took a couple seconds.
If it were chlorine bleach, she wouldn't have thought it was water. The odor would be obvious.
But, diluted acid or base as used in an institutional drain cleaner (minimal dye, no fragrance) would take some time to cause enough damage to start hurting.
Also, a 10-15% peroxide solution might take an hour. The 35 & 50% industrial stuff burns immediately too. (Personal experience again, on my fingertips.)
But, peroxide would definitely seem to be just water and would be odorless at almost any concentration. The 12% solution is a common industrial product. Sold under the tradename Albone 12.
So, I'm betting peroxide or a drain cleaner.

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