Between Orange and Lemon Juice
The purpose of this post is to explore whether one should be concerned about the patented acid catalyst in Novinium brand Cablecure 732 [Ultrinium] and Cablecure iXL [Perficio] fluids. U.S. Patent 7,770,871 (together with its foreign equivalents) demonstrates the tremendous benefits of this leap forward in rejuvenation technology. This advance, patented on April 20, 2010, largely makes the previous generation of technology irrelevant.
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01: What danger lies between orange juice and lemon juice?
02: To answer this pressing question we have to understand what alkaline and acid mean. In water, chemists use the “pH” scale to delineate alkalinity and acidity. Technically pH is the negative logarithm of the hydrogen ion concentration, but you don’t have to understand logarithms or chemistry to understand alkalinity and acidity, because we experience most of the range of the alkaline-acid scale in our everyday lives.
03: Let’s start with the alkaline portion of the scale. Anything with a pH greater than 7 is alkaline. Near the top of the list is liquid drain cleaner. If you get drain cleaner on your skin, wash it off immediately with copious water. While the word “acid” gets the rap for being dangerous, highly alkaline is just as bad as highly acidic. Moving down the scale, chlorine bleach is not nearly as irritating, but don’t leave bleach on your skin for too long … wash it off too. As we move down the pH scale the level of irritation becomes less and less. Soapy water left on your skin for a long time can be quite irritating too. In fact, our skin is acidic so all alkaline materials create some irritation over long enough time periods.
04: Now consider acids. Human skin and black coffee share the same pH … about 5. We regularly drink tomato juice and orange juice at pH of 4 and 3 respectively. And we squeeze lemon juice into water or onto our fish, but for most people’s tastes, lemon juice is a bit too sour, or too acidic, to be drunk without some sugar added. In any case, these drinks don’t provide any problems to our bodies, because our stomach acid has a still lower pH. Let’s focus on that lemon juice for a moment longer …
05: Did you know that over 6 million people die each year from lemon juice burns? … Just kidding … I was checking to see if you were engaged. The worst thing that can happen with lemon juice is a squirt to the eye. That can sting, but your eye will recover.
06: Why does the word acid have such a bad rap? Is it the burning of skin from the acid in a lead-acid battery? Is it 30-weight-percent laboratory acid like hydrochloric acid with a pH of negative-one?
07: Or is it alien blood, so acidic that it eats rapidly through metal floors on Hollywood movie sets?
08: It might come as a surprise to some, but that is not really possible. A close examination of the Hollywood special effect demonstrates that the “metal” is really Styrofoam® and the acid is really an organic solvent. You can try this at home with some Styrofoam and gasoline. Drip the gasoline from well above the Styrofoam to get the cool splatter effect.
09: I am not entirely sure why acid is a scary word, but let’s examine the space between orange juice and lemon juice.
10: Two fluids that occupy that space are Coca-Cola® Classic—the Real Thing®, and another real thing, Novinium brand Cablecure 732 and Cablecure iXL fluids. Make sure you don’t spill either on a metal floor … they eat right through it like alien blood!
11: So what danger does fall between orange juice and lemon juice? Advance the view again to summarize the answer … Maintain healthy skepticism of what you learn from Hollywood.