Hydrochloric acid consists of hydrogen chloride dissolved in water. It has no color and is highly corrosive when concentrated. This strong acid is used for industrial purposes, including cleaning metal surfaces and manuf... More » Science Chemistry Acids & Bases

Hydrochloric acid does many different things, finding use in both the home and factories. Hydrochloric acid is an aqueous solution of hydrogen chloride. Muriatic is a common name for this highly corrosive mineral acid. More » Science Chemistry

Iron reacts with hydrochloric acid to produce dihydrogen and iron(II) chloride. When an HCl solution is added to iron powder, the H+ and Cl- ions from hydrochloric acid disassociate. The Cl- anions form ionic bonds with ... More » Science Chemistry
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Hydrochloric acid has a large number of applications, ranging from the industrial sector to the pharmaceutical and food sector. According to AkzoNobel, the most important uses for hydrochloric acid are metal pickling, io... More » Science Chemistry Acids & Bases

In the United States, hydrochloric acid is produced via four main processes: the synthesis of chlorine and hydrogen, the chlorination of organic substances, the salt-sulfuric acid production method and the manufacture of... More » Science Chemistry Acids & Bases

Hydrochloric acid is a strong acid comprised of one atom of hydrogen and one atom of chlorine per molecule. Hydrochloric acid is clear and colorless but has a strong odor and a sour taste. Hydrochloric acid dissolves rea... More » Science Chemistry Acids & Bases

Some toilet bowl cleaners contain hydrochloric acid, such as Lysol Brand Toilet Bowl Cleaner, Sno Drops Toilet Bowl Cleaner and Lime-A-Way Toilet Bowl Cleaner. Lysol Toilet Bowl Cleaner contains 9.5 percent hydrochloric ... More » Science Chemistry Acids & Bases