What is sulfuric acid

Sulfuric acid is used in the production of various other acids, such as hydrochloric acid and nitric acid. It is a referred to as the king of chemicals due to the numerous applications as a faw material or processing agent. It is the most commonly used chemical in the world and is used in almost all industries.

Despite its dangerous nature, sulfuric acid is an important ingredient in the production of fertilizers. Sulfuric acid is also used in the production of a variety of other commercial products, such as certain drugs and pharmaceuticals, explosives, pigments and dyes, and synthetic detergents.

  • Synonyms: H2SO4, Hydrogen Sulfate, Oil of Vitriol, Sulphuric Acid
  • INCI: Sulfuric Acid
  • Chemical formula: H2SO4
  • CAS # 7664-93-9
  • Hazard: Acute Toxicity (Inhalation) – Category 2
    Skin Corrosion – Category 1
    Eye Damage – Category 1
    Specific Target Organ Toxicity Acute Exposure – Category 3
    Chronic Exposure – Category 2

Buy sulfuric acid in various grades

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Sulfuric Acid 20%
Sulfuric Acid 35%
Sulfuric Acid 50%

Product Specifications

Characteristics
AppearanceClear, colorless, slightly brown liquid
OdorAcrid
SolubilitiesMiscible in water
Boiling point350.51°F (176.95°C)
Freezing point- 30°F (-34.4°C)
Molecular weight98.1
Weight per gallon15.3017
ClassAcid, inorganic acid, mineral acid, oxidizer
GradesIndustrial, Technical, FCC, NF Grade

uses and applications for sulfuric acid

Sulfuric acid is referred to as the king of chemicals due to the numerous applications as a faw material or processing agent. It is the most commonly used chemical in the world and is used in almost all industries.

Agriculture: Fertilizers, herbicides

Coatings & Construction: Coloring agents, yellow pigments

HI&I: Detergents

Food & Nutrition: Sugar refining, food processing

Oil & Gas: Gasoline, lubricating oils, oil additives

Pharmaceuticals: Veterinary drugs, manufacturing of alkylating antineoplastic agents

Textiles: Leather, manufacturing of rayon, synthetic fibers

Pulp & Paper: chlorine dioxide generation, tall oil splitting, pH-adjustments

Water Treatment: water softener regeneration, water purification and treatment

Other: Automobile batteries, metal processing

Quick Answers

Sulfuric acid is a very important commodity chemical and is a key substance in the chemical industry. It is widely produced with different methods, such as contact process, wet sulfuric acid process, lead chamber process and some other methods. Sulfuric acid is used in the production of various other acids, such as hydrochloric acid and nitric acid.

If you are looking for where to buy sulfuric acid, Brenntag is your top choice. A leading distributor in North America for a broad range of chemicals and acids, our team provides safe and reliable distribution of high-quality sulfuric acid. Our goal is to help you secure the highest-quality sulfuric acid on the market and benefit from our expert logistics and delivery network for safe and reliable delivery.

We will direct your request to the nearest Brenntag location for the best possible sales, service and support. Save time, energy and effort by choosing a North American leader in sulfuric acid distribution with the experience and reputation to serve you better.

Sulfuric acid is available in metal drums, totes, and bulk tank trucks

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