What is sulfuric acid
Sulfuric acid is used in the production of various other acids, such as hydrochloric acid and nitric acid. It is a referred to as the king of chemicals due to the numerous applications as a faw material or processing agent. It is the most commonly used chemical in the world and is used in almost all industries.
Despite its dangerous nature, sulfuric acid is an important ingredient in the production of fertilizers. Sulfuric acid is also used in the production of a variety of other commercial products, such as certain drugs and pharmaceuticals, explosives, pigments and dyes, and synthetic detergents.
- Synonyms: H2SO4, Hydrogen Sulfate, Oil of Vitriol, Sulphuric Acid
- INCI: Sulfuric Acid
- Chemical formula: H2SO4
- CAS # 7664-93-9
- Hazard: Acute Toxicity (Inhalation) – Category 2
Skin Corrosion – Category 1
Eye Damage – Category 1
Specific Target Organ Toxicity Acute Exposure – Category 3
Chronic Exposure – Category 2
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|Appearance||Clear, colorless, slightly brown liquid|
|Solubilities||Miscible in water|
|Boiling point||350.51°F (176.95°C)|
|Freezing point||- 30°F (-34.4°C)|
|Weight per gallon||15.3017|
|Class||Acid, inorganic acid, mineral acid, oxidizer|
|Grades||Industrial, Technical, FCC, NF Grade|
uses and applications for sulfuric acid
Sulfuric acid is referred to as the king of chemicals due to the numerous applications as a faw material or processing agent. It is the most commonly used chemical in the world and is used in almost all industries.
Agriculture: fertilizers, herbicides
Coatings & Construction: coloring agents, yellow pigments
Food & Nutrition: sugar refining, food processing
Oil & Gas: gasoline, lubricating oils, oil additives
Pharmaceuticals: veterinary drugs, manufacturing of alkylating antineoplastic agents
Textiles: leather, manufacturing of rayon, synthetic fibers
Pulp & Paper: chlorine dioxide generation, tall oil splitting, pH-adjustments
Water Treatment: water softener regeneration, water purification and treatment
Other: automobile batteries, metal processing
Sulfuric acid is a very important commodity chemical and is a key substance in the chemical industry. It is widely produced with different methods, such as contact process, wet sulfuric acid process, lead chamber process and some other methods. Sulfuric acid is used in the production of various other acids, such as hydrochloric acid and nitric acid.
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Sulfuric acid is available in metal drums, totes, and bulk tank trucks
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