In a very good book, Chabay and Sherwood explain that when an initially uncharged person touches a negatively charged metal object, free electrons from the metal neutralize some Na+ ions in the salty layer on the person's skin. The person then becomes negatively charged and the neutral Na atoms react with water to form NaOH and H. This sounds fine. However, what would happen if the same initially uncharged person were to touch a positively charged objet? Would Cl- ions give up electrons to the object and end up as hydrochloric acid after reacting with water? This doesn't sound right... Thank you!