I am a complete noob when it comes to soldering. I've only done a little bit in the past and it was years ago. Today, I bit the bullet after reading about how to solder and purchased some soldering supplies a the local Frys. When I got home I read the label for the paste flux I purchased and it said:
Kester Self-cleaning Acid Paste Flux Formula SP-30
I didn't see anything that said rosin, so I went online and read the manufacturers datasheet. It says:
Like other inorganic acid fluxes, Kester SP-30 is too corrosive for electrical or electronics soldering applications. In all cases, the flux residue should be removed after soldering to avoid any corrosion problem.
Did I just buy plumber's flux instead of electronics flux? Does this product have any utility in electronics? If not, why would Frys put something like this in the electronics soldering isle?