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What are the chemicals that are found in a aa battery that's leaking?
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Dr. Simon Kimm
Urology
In brief: Potassium hydroxide.
Standard aa batteries are alkaline batteries, and can leak a caustic chemical called potassium hydroxide.
Rechargable aa batteries (e.g. Nimh) do not contain this chemical, but may vent hydrogen and rupture.

In brief: Potassium hydroxide.
Standard aa batteries are alkaline batteries, and can leak a caustic chemical called potassium hydroxide.
Rechargable aa batteries (e.g. Nimh) do not contain this chemical, but may vent hydrogen and rupture.
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