Does anyone know for certain if calcium carbide's contact with wood or plastic would cause any corrosive or other negative reaction?
Im no chemist, but I have a metal can of calcium carbide crystals. Its the original container with no issues.
Oops, sorry I misread the question. I thought you asked about metal also. Disregard.
Not if it is dry,,jb
Raw wood will ways have a certain percentage of moisture which could react with the carbide.
"Will ALWAYS". God I love the auto correct.
I'm a (retired) chemist. Plastic no issue. Wood ... I wouldn't.
Rich, here's a good one...with this crazy "reading comprehension" thing I got going on, this time I actually read ALWAYS! Ha! Usually I read something stupidly wrong, which gets me in trouble when I post! Ha ha. For once it worked right! I didn't see the 'AL', but my mind automatically put it there, and for once it was correct!