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I was stunned when I noticed sodium hydroxide in a body lotion that I use, but was relieved to an find that the product is safe.

According to Milton B at Yahoo answers : "You will also notice that it contains hydrochloric acid. The sodium hydroxide/hydrochloric acid are used to adjust the pH of the the final product to a slightly acid level that is compatible with normal skin pH."

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Is it safe to rinse off sodium hydroxide from your body using water?

If you get sodium hydroxide on your body you should rinse it off as fast as possible and not wait for an answer on the internet! That stuff is bad for you. You should stand under the shower. If you need to ask such a question, you have no business working with sodium hydroxide or anything else with a pH of 14.

Can sodium hydroxide used past expiration date?

I don't know what is sodium hydroxide but what I do know is that anything or any food that is past its expiration date is not safe to use.

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What would a balanced equation look like if a solid metal reacts with water to produce aqueous sodium hydroxide and hydroxide gas?

When sodium and water react, they will produce aqueous sodium hydroxide and hydrogen gas. Here's the balanced equation for that reaction: 2Na + 2H2O --> 2NaOH + H2 This reaction is violently exothermic and should be done under very safe and controlled conditions. The hydrogen gas will likely ignite, which itself is a different reaction: 2H2 + O2 --> 2H2O

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In the same sense that you "can" touch molten iron ... sure. It's not necessarily safe, and a wise person wouldn't do it, but it's technically possible.

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