Hydrochloric Acid (HCI)

Common name - Muriatic acid ~ By : Logan Benner

Definition :

Hydrochloric acid is a clear, colorless, highly pungent solution of hydrogen chloride in water. It is a highly corrosive, strong mineral acid with many industrial uses

Hydrochloric Acid is also used in....

~Production of batteries

~Fireworks

~To process sugar

Properties

Solubility in water~ Fully miscible.

Melting point~ −26 °C (247 K) 38% solution.

Boiling point~ 110 °C

Extra Facts

~It is used to effectively regulate the pH level of a wide variety of manufacturing processes including the production of drinking water, foods and pharmaceuticals.


~Concentrated HCl is highly corrosive. In laboratories, it is advisable to apply a barrier cream to the hands prior to use.



~One of the strongest commercially available cleaners today is hydrochloric acid. Hydrochloric acid is extremely powerful and is recommended as a cleaner.