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Postby td2dv » Sun Aug 10, 2008 8:04 pm

There is a busy deli where I get plastic buckets. Many of them had dill pickles in them and if I use one without rinsing it out there is a reaction from the vinegar. What is going on chemically. The oil turns to layers of crap.
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Re: chemistry

Postby mixelpix » Tue Dec 16, 2008 2:15 am

Hey Denis,

Depends a little on the WVO constituents and the type of vinegar. Search wikipedia for articles on how to make biodiesel. Also search for things like solvency, polar and non-polar solvents, pH, acids and bases, dielectric constancy and other tennants of the entropic and inertial systems you are engaging with. :lol: I really answered that one like a physicist, not a chemist! Sorry :oops:

Possibly you are just seeing immiscibe liquids separating into layers, maybe a process which is accellerated (likely not catalyzed) in the presence of an acid. If there was an exothermic catalyst process likely a result would be heat.

What do you think is going on?

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Postby td2dv » Tue Dec 16, 2008 8:48 am

What do you think is going on?

Best,
-Patrick Kennedy
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I think I'm being punished for not rinsing out my pails.
=)
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