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.
Synonyms: HCI, Hydrogen chloride, Muriatic acid, Chlorhydric Acid
Chemical Formula: HCl
CAS Number: 7647-01-0