Discussion in 'Chemistry' started by EmptyForceOfChi, Aug 30, 2007.
Formic acid. Dissolves teeth as well.
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Hydrochloric acid would work--the secret police in Eastern Europe used to use sulphuric acid. They'd shoot someone, throw the body in a bath, and pour in enough sulphuric acid to completely cover the body. They'd leave it overnight--or over 24 hours if the body was particularly large--and when they'd decided that the person had been dissolved sufficiently they'd pull the plug out of the bath and what was left would be drained away into the sewers. Hence the term 'to liquidate' was literally true.Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image! The sewer rats must have had some interesting dinners...
BTW, why would you want to know how to dispose of a body?Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image!
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It sounds like you may have been involved in writing that CSI episode where they used some sort of chemical to dissolve bones.
The safest and fastest way that I found was by using a base (not an acid). Lye was the base of choice ($12 for about 8 pounds, enough to completely dissolve several bodies). The problem is you have to heat the lye above the boiling point - so you need a really big pressure cooker but it would only take about 3 hours. I suppose you could probably make one.
Anyway, it seems they have been doing this in Mexico recently. Here is the article: h t t p : / / w w w . slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/explainer/2009/12/soluble_dilemma . h t m l
Of course that is from 2009, but this post was started in 2007 - I just happened to stumble upon it. How is Tyrone there days?
Actually lye would do the trick in about 3 hours if heated to 300 degrees.
Hydrochloric acid can dissolve the bone.
Acid class all can do this.
Thanks, but your a day late. I needed that yesterday, Halloween.
Any strong concentrated acid for dissolving off the tissue material will work for example concentrated nitric acid.
I don't know if it was mentioned , but EDTA will dissolve calcium , since bone contain calcium , so it should dissolve it
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