Fluoroboric Acid and Zinc
August 23, 2012 6:52 AM Subscribe
Will hydrogen tetrafluoborate (fluoroboric acid) dissolve zinc?
posted by yesster to Science & Nature (5 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
My boss wants me to use fluoroboric acid but I am reluctant to do so for many reasons. If I can prove to him that the acid will damage zinc, tin, or lead, then I can kill the whole idea. I read the wikipedia entry on fluoroboric acid, but I don't know enough chemistry to figure this out.