Hydrochloric Acid

Hydrochloric Acid is an aqueous solution of hydrogen chloride and is formed by dissolving hydrogen chloride in water. It is a colorless solution with a distinctive pungent smell. It is classified as a strong acid. It is a component of the gastric acid in the digestive systems of most animal species, including humans. Hydrochloric acid is an important laboratory reagent and industrial chemical.

Characteristics

Molar Weight
Melting Point
Boiling Point
Flash Point
Specific Gravity
Particle Size

Uses and Applications

Key applications

  • Metal working
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Laboratory chemicals
  • Leather processing
  • Water treatment
  • Cleaning products
  • Metal finishing
  • Oil and Gas
  • pH control

Industries

  • Oil & Gas
  • Pulp & Paper
  • Pharma
  • Coatings & Construction
  • Cosmetics
  • Cleaning
  • Mining
  • Polymers
  • Food
  • Animal Nutrition
  • Agrobusiness
  • Water Treatment
  • Lubricants
  • Chemical Processing
  • Rubber

Synonyms: HCI, Hydrogen chloride, Muriatic acid, Chlorhydric Acid

Chemical Formula: HCl

CAS Number: 7647-01-0