Alkalai items such as Lye burn as abdly as an severe acid. I use lye to make soap. A burn with lye on a small spot, like a hole in the glove, first itches, then really burns. To neutralize it, one uses vinegar.
Acid like battery acid is no walk in the park, either.
What did you want to know?
at 9:24 PM on Nov. 2, 2008