This Is What Sulfuric Acid Does To A Sponge In Slow Motion
If ever there was an experiment that requires safety glasses, it's this one. The SlowMo Lab YouTube channel, hosted by YouTube celebrity CrazyRussianHacker, uses 98% concentrated sulfuric acid on a sponge to demonstrate just how highly corrosive this acid is. The reaction is almost instant, eating away at the sponge and turning it into a nasty black sludge.
Sulfuric acid is one of the most corrosive substances known to man. It is generally a clear to yellowish liquid though some manufacturers add dark brown dye to help people be more wary of its hazardous nature. On human tissue, it can cause nasty chemical burns - first by rapidly decomposing proteins and lipids and a secondary thermal burn via dehydrating carbohydrates. It can cause blindness if splashed on the eyes and can cause devastating internal injuries if and even death if ingested.