me: "yeah i'm cleaning out the stuff that leaked from the batteries i left in it too long"

dad: "watch out, that's acid"

me: "these are alkaline batteries, so they will have leaked potassium hydroxide, which is a base"

dad: "you officially know more about this than me, have fun"

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@monorail i've settled for the universal nomenclature of "danger goop"

And outside of the batteries it turns slowly into potassium carbonate which is even less harmful

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