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Chapter 15, Problem 19E
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Why should drain cleaners and toilet bowl cleaners never be mixed?

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The reason behind the statement “Drain cleaners and toilet bowl cleaners should never be mixed” is to be explained.

Concept Introduction:

A household product such as toilet bowl cleaner is very reactive as it is acidic in nature. It is very much corrosive in nature and is available in both solid and liquid forms.

Drain cleaners are very reactive, and they help in removing clogs from the drains. They are corrosive substances.

Explanation of Solution

Drain cleaners contain a strong base, solid sodium hydroxide, that helps in dispersing the grease or hair strands which blocks the drains, whereas toilet bowl cleaners contain a strong acidic solutions, such as, hydrochloric acid or citric acid which removes the calcium carbonate layer formed by using hard water...

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