Metal Spoon Eaten By Very Strong Scid

The spoon is made of an alloy of aluminum and gallium. When they are alloyed, the aluminum becomes extremely reactive with water and forms gray aluminum oxide and hydrogen gas. The gallium metal collects at the bottom.

The title is more than mildly infuriating…

As others have stated the spoon is made out of Gallium. Gallium is a metal, but you can’t compare it to things like stainless steel, which is common for making cutlery. Gallium has a melting point of 29.76 °C (85.57 °F). That means it will melt in everything that has that temperature – slightly above room temperature. E.g. under the right circumstances it will even melt if you hold it in your hands. I assume that the liquid is just dyed water. . Normal water (not distilled water a.k.a H-2-0), from a chemical stand point can be an acid, but it is far from being the world strongest acid. If you are interested in some of the world strongest acid, check out Fluoroantimonic acid and fully fluorinated carborane acid.

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