Pearls melt in vinegar

Photo courtesy: Kazi Faiza Tasnim Neha

Pearls are expensive, it sounds somewhat strange that they dissolve in vinegar- a house hold chemical. Pearl is Calcium Carbonate and vinegar is Acetic Acid. They react to give Calcium Acetate, Carbon Dioxide and Water.


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