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chemical burn

chem·i·cal burn

/ˈkemək(ə)l bərn/

Noun

These can be categorized into two general categories. In an incident involving an acid, the chemical causes the proteins to nature, forming a coagulum or eschar that effectively slows or stops the depth of the burn. A base liquefies the skin and can continue to burn for some time, causing a deep and large tissue injury