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Would an acidic atmosphere remove oxygen from the area it affected?

  1. May 11, 2009 #1
    Would an acidic "atmosphere" remove oxygen from the area it affected?

    By that, I mean, if you could make an area of air acidic, would it suck oxygen away from the surroundings?
     
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  3. May 11, 2009 #2

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    Re: Would an acidic "atmosphere" remove oxygen from the area it affected?

    Only if it chemically reacted with the oxygen or caused the oxygen to react with some other agent. Combustions consumes oxygen in an enclosed space.

    Without some chemical reaction of the oxygen, one is left with molecular diffusion.
     
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