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Which acid dissolves iron but doesn't attack copper, silver, or zinc?





December 16, 2011

Q. Hi I am Vikas , I want to know which acid can dissolve iron but does not dissolve copper, silver and zinc.

Vikas Verma
- Mumbai, India



December 20, 2011

Hi, Vikas. I am not sure that there is any such acid, and zinc is an extremely active metal.

Please put your situation into context rather than casting it in the abstract. Thanks.

Regards,

Ted Mooney, finishing.com
Ted Mooney, P.E.
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