Originally Posted by Peeper7
Baking Soda and peroxide makes bubbles = releases a gas. Peroxide makes bubbles under a variety of circumstances -- like with any acid (lemon juice, vinegar) or with blood. The "bubbling" in a fresh wound is not from germs but from blood cells. The bubbling action helps to clean out an infected wound by oxidation.
Baking soda and peroxide is not known to be a common toxic combination (like bleach + ammonia).
= Sodium + Carbon + Hydrogen + oxygen.
I'm working on it....but I would advise all....."DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME!"
Sodium Hydroxide is LYE and could possibly be a by product.
You can tell I like chemistry
Edited by dancingbear - 4/6/09 at 6:30pm
Bicarb and hydrogen peroxide do not make lye. I've used this combo many times to make a homemade deodorizer, I've gotten it all over my hands when washing a skunk-sprayed dog with it. It was mildly irritating, just as hydrogen peroxide is, all by itself, but it did not burn my skin, or the dog's skin, nor did it dissolve either one of us to mush. It will not dissolve hair, Booferd still had all of his when we were done. He just smelled a lot better.
To others, who are alarmed about all these horrible gasses we're talking about:
As for "toxic" gases leaving toxic residue in the meat....WE BREATHE carbon dioxide everyday, as well as oxygen, hydrogen, nitrogen, argon, methane, and a number of other gasses in our atmosphere. If they leave toxic residue, it's already in absolutely every single living thing on the planet. Including us.
The only difference is in the concentrations, if you breath any gas alone it will kill you. Including oxygen. Is oxygen a toxic gas? No. Neither is CO2.
If you become alarmed by the mere word "gas", please, read which gas is being discussed, and if you don't know anything about it, look it up. It's amazing what you can learn in just a few minutes, even on Wiki.
I know there is a combo of gases that will quickly induce unconsciousness, without pain or panic, but I don't know specifically what the combo is, or the correct proportions. It may be carbon dioxide and argon, but I'm not sure.