posted by j on .
is dilution of a solution the answer to acid or base pollution in this world? why?
If that is a chemistry question I don't get it. The question may be getting at it this way. If we dilute an acid or a base extensively enough, then we essentially have the base or acid at zero concentration and all of our troubles might be over. There are a couple of problems with that thesis however. One is that eventually we run out of water if we continue to dump more acid/base indiscriminately. The second point is that not all of our pollution problems are of the acid/base type. For example, plastics are a problem because of their longevity in the environment and all of the water in the world won't dilute them. Perhaps you will obtain answers from others on this board that will answer from a different perspective.