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 in the stomach lowers the pH to the ideal environment for enzymes to digest proteins into units that the body can use. This acidic environment creates an antibacterial environment that protects the body... More » Science Human Anatomy Organs
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