Think of socks as a very effective barrier or dam. And if you have a spill of oil or fuel, then go for oil only. The hydrophobic which means they will only absorb the oil - maximising your absorbent by repelling water.
A superb all rounder. A highly absorbent sock that will absorb almost all liquids from water through to mild acids. Widely used in many heavy industrial situations, these socks work as very effective spill barriers.
Acids? Caustic? Or simply don't know? Then its safest to reach for an aggressive sock to stop that spill from spreading. A bright yellow product that absorbs rapidly. And retains it.