Sulphuric Acid

Sulphuric Acid is a mineral acid composed of the elements sulfur, oxygen and hydrogen, with molecular formula H2SO4. It is a colourless and viscous liquid that is soluble in water and is synthesized in reactions that are highly exothermic. It is used to make fertilisers and other chemicals, in petroleum refining, iron and steel production, water treatment and many other applications.


Molar Weight98.079 g/mol
Melting Point10.31°C
Boiling Point337°C
Density1.8302 g/cm3
FormsLiquid (clear)

Uses and Applications

Key applications

  • Metal working
  • Oxidising agent
  • Cleaning products
  • Etching & Engraving
  • Pulp and paper
  • Fertiliser
  • Agricultural
  • Batteries


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

Synonyms: Hydrogen Sulfate, Battery Acid, Sulfuric Acid, Oil of Vitriol

Chemical Formula: H2SO4

CAS Number: 7664-93-9