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Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class:Euclid
Special Containment Procedures: SCP-XXXX is to be contained within a standard issue Dewar flask, itself located within a standard containment chamber, outfitted with sensors capable of detecting changes in local PH. Further, dehumidifiers are to be present within the chamber, in addition to sensors for remotely monitoring the humidity within the room. Should a significant change in either PH or humidity be detected, procedure XXXX-a is to initiated, and SCP-XXXX is to be considered as having breached containment. Should SCP XXXX be discovered outside of containment, procedure XXXX-b should be performed.

Procedure XXX-a denotes the activation of a specialized airlock around SCP-XXXX's containment chamber. Should XXXX-a be undertaken, the containment chamber is to be surrounded on all sides with a 1 meter vacuum chamber, allowing no airborne SCP-XXXX contaminants to leave the chamber. any personnel entering or leaving the chamber must pass through an airlock within this vacuum layer. upon re-establishment of containment, containment procedures are to be re-evaluated.

Procedure XXXX-b involves personnel, clad in standard level 4 biohazard suits shall isolate samples of SCP-XXXX contaminant into 1 liter samples, whereupon these samples are to be stored in standard Dewar flasks until their dissipation.

Description: SCP-XXXX is a colorless, odorless chemical, present as both a gas and liquid at standard temperature and pressure, appearing superficially similar to either air or water, depending upon it's state. However, SCP-XXXX possesses a chemical structure involving [DATA EXPUNGED], leading to incredibly high hydronium ion concentrations. Further, through a poorly understood mechanism, SCP-XXXX samples seem to absorb any Hydrogen atoms1 with which they come into contact, converting them into hydroxide ions at a rate of 1 mole of the substance being converted/minute for every mole of SCP-XXXX with which it is in contact. The result of these phenomena being that SCP-XXXX possess 2 key properties which make it potentially harmful to life:

  • An incredibly low PH, with recorded values as low as -25,
  • And an ability to rapidly expand increase it's own volume through contact with hydrogen containing molecules, most notably water within the atmosphere.

Should SCP-XXXX be allowed to propogate unrestricted, it would rapidly reach a certain critical mass which could replicate more rapidly than it could be destroyed. Subsequently, it would convert all continuous atmosphere within approximately I'll run the math later and figure out about how long it would take. I might need to change the rate of conversion, but I want it take about 1 year, for sufficient "Oh shit, we're gonna die and we can't do anything about it" factor, creating an environment completely inhospitable to life as we know it

Further, when isolated into samples with a volume of less than 1 liter, SCP-XXXX will begin to revert itself into non-anomalous samples of Hydrogen at a rate of roughly 1 mole per hour, rapidly bonding with either itself or other trace elements within the local atmosphere and dissipating. Care must be taken, however, not to allow these newly created Hydrogen bearing molecules to come into contact with existing SCP-XXXX samples.

Test Log XXXX-1

Subject: 1 mole sample of SCP-XXXX, 1 hermetically sealed test chamber
Procedure: SCP-XXXX exposed to standard atmosphere within controlled environment
Purpose: Establish baseline readings for rate of SCP-XXXX expansion
Results: SCP-XXXX expands at rates consistent with prior observations, converting the chamber into an environment unsuitable for human habitation within 12 hours.
Analysis: "Yeah, nothing really unexpected there" -Researcher Claus

Test Log XXXX-2

Subject: Same as Test 1, 1 D-class
Procedure: Allow SCP-XXXX to convert all hydrogen within the room, then introduce D-class personnel
Purpose: Identify effects of human exposure to concentrated SCP-XXXX
Results: Experiment proceeds as in prior test up to the introduction of D-Class personnel. Subject's life signs quickly terminated, with the hydrogen within their body serving to further increase SCP-XXXX saturation within the air.
Analysis: Again, nothing particularly unexpected here. -Researcher Claus
Fuck guys, this is just… sick. Was this even necessary? We didn't even learn anything the math hadn't already predicted. -Junior Researcher Smith

Test Log XXXX-3

Subject: 1 liter of 1 molar liquid SCP-XXXX, 1 gallon of filtered water, 1 hermetically sealed test chamber in near total vacuum.
Procedure: Add liquid SCP-XXXX to filtered water
Purpose: Determine rate of conversion of liquid water.
Results: Water converted into SCP-XXXX at rates consistent with previous tests
Analysis: Well, we know it works the same way with liquids as it does with gasses now -Researcher Claus

Test Log XXXX-4

Subject: 1 Thermos brand 1 liter vacuum flask filled with liquid SCP-XXX, 1 D-class Personnel, hermetically sealed test chamber
Procedure: Have subject consume SCP-XXXX from vacuum flask
Purpose: Determine effects of ingesting liquid SCP-XXXX
Results: D-class's life signs terminated 1 minute post-consumption of SCP-XXXX. D-Class's body begins exuding gaseous and liquid SCP-XXXX within 3 minutes of death.
Analysis: Well, it seems to consistently follow it's own rules at least. -Researcher Claus
Okay, that's it Claus. Fuck you, I'm calling the Ethics Committee -Junior Researcher Smith

Addendum: On ███████████, Researcher Claus was determined unfit for employment by the Ethics Committee. Following amnestization and demotion to D-Class, former Junior Researcher Smith inherited D-58763's former work detail.