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What dissolves plant matter? Answered

Hi, Thanks for stopping by. I do a lot of demo's for my family's kids to show how stuff works - it seems to work as they remember a lot, and they ask for more. I want to show how tough plant life is, and I have a range of acids to show how plants do not dissolve easily (to do with the cellulose) - does anyone know what would dissolve plant matter, please? Many thanks.

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kevinhannanBest Answer (author)2009-09-27
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picklednerd (author)2013-06-04

Very late answer, but a you could make a Piranha solution by mixing sulfiric acid and hydrogen peroxide. Might want to check out the wikipedia page to learn more about it and see how to safely dispose of it.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piranha_solution

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kevinhannan (author)2009-09-27

I have put this question twice and it has not been listed - so no answers can get invited - therefore after having bumped the question - it still didn't get listed - so my bump got the best answer.

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