# What home products are reactive with glass?

Glass seems to be one of the most stable solid substances - which chemicals, particularly home products that react with glass?

• Drain cleaner (concentrated solutions of NaOH) but very slowly. – Mithoron Jan 17 '17 at 1:51
• Hydrofluoric acid (HF) is an effective substance to dissolve Glass. Its also very effective in killing you in a very slow and very painful way (by basically dissolving your bones). – Fl.pf. Jan 17 '17 at 9:54
• Actually, HF kills you by depositing CaF2 in your microcapillaries. Blood flow in extremities diminishes to zero over a few hours, leading to cell death and gangrene. It is possible to reverse the process if it has not progressed too far, but it is a hospital-type procedure. Definitely painful. – James Gaidis Oct 6 '18 at 13:02
• Well, HF can hardly be considered as a home product, frequently used/found in households. – Poutnik Jun 29 '19 at 10:55

Now, at those concentrations it would probably take a while to dissolve silica, but it would be arguably quicker than a $$\ce{NaOH}$$ cleaning product.
*I do not recommend playing around with $$\ce{HF}$$ and its products unless you are experienced with them.