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.

HCI, Hydrogen chloride, Muriatic acid, Chlorhydric Acid
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Liquid (clear)

Uses and Applications

Key applications

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