What is Hydrochloric Acid

Hydrochloric acid from Brenntag is a strong corrosive acid that is commonly used as a laboratory reagent. It is formed by dissolving hydrogen chloride in water. Hydrochloric acid has many uses in the production of chlorides, fertilisers, dyes, electroplating, photographic, textile, and rubber industries.

  • Synonyms: Muriatic acid, Hydrochloric acid 22Be, Hydrogen chloride, HCI
  • INCI: Hydrochloric Acid
  • Chemical Formula: HCl
  • CAS Number: 7647-01-0

Product Specifications

Characteristics
Chemical Formula HCl
CAS Number 7647-01-0
Molar Weight 36,46 g/mol
Specific Gravity 1.18
Melting Point -13.7 °C
Boiling Point 108.6 °C
Forms Clear colourless liquid
Grades ACS Food Pharma Pure Reagent Technical
Variations 10% 10-18% 15% 20% 20-25% 20BE 22BE 25% 30% 30-32% 36-37% 37% 4-9%

Uses and Applications for Hydrochloric Acid

Key Applications

  • Acid cleaners
  • Boiler water treatment
  • Chemical cleaning
  • Food processing
  • Metal finishing
  • Oil well acidising
  • Pickling of metals
  • pH Control

Industries

  • Coatings & Construction
  • Water Treatment
  • Cleaning
  • Pharma
  • Lubricants
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Cosmetics
  • Agriculture
  • Animal Nutrition
  • Polymers
  • Oil & Gas
  • Rubber

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