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Do smaller bones soaked in vinegar become bendy sooner?
Question Date: 2013-03-27
Answer 1:

Probably yes, because when you put bone in vinegar, the calcium carbonate dissolves, and the bigger the bone the longer it takes for the vinegar acetic acid to soak in. However the time for soaking is still pretty short; you may have to compare small bones and really big ones to see a difference. You can do an experiment to find this out.

Answer 2:

Yes - the smaller something is, the more surface there is compared to how much space it takes up, and that means that chemicals act on it more quickly. This is true for anything, not just bones in vinegar.

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