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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 »

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 »

Metals to the left of hydrogen in the electrochemical series react with hydrochloric acid. These elements include lithium, potassium, calcium, sodium, magnesium, aluminum, zinc, iron and lead. Metals to the right of hydr... More »

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A strong acid is one that is 100 percent ionized in a solution, and a weak acid is one that doesn't ionize fully when dissolved in water. Sulfuric acid is an example of a strong acid, and hydrogen fluoride is a weak acid... More »

Acids usually exhibit a sour taste, an ability to change litmus paper from blue to red, react with bases to yield a salt with water, and react with some metals to produce hydrogen gas. Examples of common household acids ... More »