Jim, you're correct that bleach is NOT an acid, however it is a corrosive product! I remember working in a grocery store decades ago and had some spill on my jeans and it basically disolved the areas that it came into contact with. Here's a blurb from Cornell university.
STATEMENT OF HAZARDS: Causes severe burns to mucous membranes. Causes respiratory tract and skin burns. Causes eye irritation, possibly severe. may cause convulsions. May damage the lungs. May ignite combustibles. PRECAUTIONARY STATEMENTS: Do not breath vapor or mist. Do not get in eyes, on skin, or on clothing. Store away from combustible materials. Keep container tightly closed. Wash thoroughly after handling. Use only with adequate ventilation. FIRST AID: Inhalation: Remove from exposure area to fresh air immediately. If breathing has stopped, give artificial respiration. Skin contact: Remove contaminated clothing and shoes immediately. Wash affected area with soap or mild detergent and large amounts of water until no evidence of chemical remains (at least 15-20 minutes). Get medical attention immediately.
Oh, and by the way old buddy I believe that hot water DOES freeze faster than cold water. That's my opinion, and I'm sticking with it, after all you can't teach an old dog like me new tricks! Oh, and speaking of dogs (excluding Jay J, LOL): Wick