MARTYN F. CHILLMAID / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY MARTYN F. CHILLMAID / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
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Household acids and bases. Commercial household products that use acids or bases. At left is a bottle of household ammonia, an alkaline solution used as a cleaning product. Next to it is a paint-stripping product, which contains acids and other chemicals that help remove paint. Next to that is a tin of health salts that contains alkalis such as sodium bicarbonate to help neutralise stomach acids. At right is a limescale remover, which contains acids that help remove limescale deposits from kitchen and bathroom appliances. These are all UK products.
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