Chemical Reactions Are Basis of Our Life Essay
Take for instance everyday household cleaning. If you're like me, you like to eat off of clean dishes, prepare food on a clean surface, and use clean restroom facilities. Taking the cleaning of any of these areas into your own hands requires a little chemical …show more content…
Acid/base chemistry also finds its way into our everyday lives. For instance, have you ever touched your car battery only to find that seconds later, you are feeling a tingling or burning sensation? This is because the battery acid is performing a dehydration reaction on your skin. That is, water is being pulled from your tissue in a chemical reaction. Luckily, armed with your knowledge of acid/base chemistry, you quickly sprinkle some baking soda on the offending acid, neutralizing its harmful effects. Or perhaps you've eaten some particularly spicy food or just have a little acid reflux. It's milk to the rescue in these cases. The slightly basic milk will neutralize the slightly acidic foods in no time.
So before you shove those chemistry books into the attic to gather dust, before you decide that there's just no