I was watching a home chemist video on YouTube and they said if you couldn’t get lab-grade sulfuric acid from a chemical supplier, you could buy it at the hardware store as a drain cleaner. Sure enough, you can actually buy it at the local Wal-Mart. According to the reviews, it’s either the best drain cleaner EVAH or it totally wrecks your sink or toilet, requiring hundreds of dollars in repairs.
So, what’s the Straight Dope here? I find it hard to believe it’s actually safe to pour sulfuric acid into your bathroom sink. :eek: Are there places that have laws against this?