Yesterday I got snared into a discussion of advanced chemistry by a friend of mine, as we stood around watching the road-service guy work on his battery. And since my friend knows basically everything about chemistry, and I know basically nothing, he was winning handily.
The conversation turned ominously toward the specific chemical reactions required for the creation of acid deposits around battery posts. My contribution was feeble—while his involved the drawing of arcane strings of symbols down the side of my dusty Astro. All I remember is something about the formation of salts and how, um, the peptides got transmuted into Pepto Bismol…or something.
Kathy says not to worry about it. It’s just crud, and crud can only be dissolved with anti-crud.