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

The main uses of hydrochloric acid include the production of fertilizers, dyes and electroplating. Hydrochloric acid is also utilized in the production of rubber products and textiles. One of the most important uses of h... More » Science Chemistry

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
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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 » 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

The melting point of a 10 percent solution of hydrochloric acid is -18 degrees Celsius, while the melting point of a 20 percent solution is -59 degrees Celsius. The melting point varies based on the concentration of the ... More » Science Chemistry Acids & Bases

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 » Science Chemistry Acids & Bases