Is it possible to have through magic to alter the chemical components of a part of sea water to melt boats?
This is science based since I only need to know what components would melt the wood of boats that attempt to cross the line.
Is it possible? If not possible, what component could melt wood if at all?
The rules of magic in my world are the following:
- Magic can only exist if something can exist. For instance if a tornado of fire can exist then you can devise a sorcery to conjure one up.
- Magic can make new components as long as the composing elements exist and the final component also exists. For instance gunpowder or steel. You can try to create new things by mixing components but it is dangerous since magic is unpredictable when experimenting.
To clarify, I know that magic and science-based can be at odds. What I mean is that in this world all magic has to have a scientific foundation. In this case the component has to have the capacity to exist. ie. you cannot create something that cannot exist composed of existing elements.
So basically for this sorcery to exist it must have been made in a controlled environment by genius chemists, after the magicians will mix the elements magically in the right proportions to get the final product.