Liquid caustic ingestions: an in vitro study of the effects of buffer, neutralization, and dilution.

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Changes in pH and temperature of solutions of common commercial liquid caustics were determined in vitro following the addition of neutralizing agent, buffer, and diluent. Neutralization of strong base was complete following the addition of less than twice the volume of weak acid with only a minimal release of heat. Buffer added to a strong acid caused an… (More)

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@article{Maull1985LiquidCI, title={Liquid caustic ingestions: an in vitro study of the effects of buffer, neutralization, and dilution.}, author={Kimball I. Maull and Alexander P. Osmand and C D Maull}, journal={Annals of emergency medicine}, year={1985}, volume={14 12}, pages={1160-2} }