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Default Removing battery corrosion

Jeff Liebermann wrote:
On Mon, 12 Feb 2018 00:31:54 +0100, Jeroen Belleman

On 11/02/18 23:38, Jeff Liebermann wrote:
On Sun, 11 Feb 2018 14:35:43 -0800, Jeff Liebermann

The white stuff that leaks out of carbon zinc battery is the zinc
chloride electrolyte:
Oops. Zinc chloride is the crud that leaks out of the battery. The
electrolyte is ammonium chloride.

Zinc chloride actually attracts so much water that it dissolves in it,
as I found out when I tried to crystallize the stuff.

Jeroen Belleman

What were you trying to make? Soldering flux (usually a mix of zinc
chloride and hydrochloric acid)? Don't use it on electronics as it's

Nah! Just part of a high school chemistry course 45 years ago.

Jeroen Belleman