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 »

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According to Colorado State University, hydrochloric acid in the stomach kills any bacteria in food. It both attacks proteins directly and activates the pepsin enzyme, which is even more powerful in breaking down protein... More »

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 »

A strong acid is any chemical compound that completely dissociates once it comes into contact with water. The dissociation must be full in order for the compound to be considered a strong acid. Conversely, weak acids do ... More »

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A diprotic acid can lose two hydrogen positive ions or protons from its molecule when dissolved in water. On the other hand, a monoprotic acid can only donate one proton per molecule in an aqueous solution. 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 »

Carbonic acid is an inorganic compound that occurs when carbon dioxide dissolves in water. Its chemical formula is H2CO3, and it is a weak acid. More »

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