Hydrochloric Acid

Hydrochloric acid is a strong inorganic acid used in a wide variety of applications. It is used primarily within industry as a pH regulator in water and wastewater treatment, food production, and during the manufacture of various other chemicals. Hydrochloric acid is also used to regenerate ion-exchange resins and in steel pickling (removal of rust and impurities from steel before processing or shaping). The most common public use of hydrochloric acid is as a component of cleaning products to remove lime scale (i.e. sanitary cleaners for households). Hydrochloric acid may also be referred to as muriatic acid.

When hydrogen chloride (HCl) gas is dissolved in water, a pungent chemical compound is formed called- Hydrochloric Acid. It is an odourless and colourless solution of Hydrogen, Chloride and water. It is also known as Muriatic Acid and spirits of salt or acidum salis. Hydrochloric acid/Muriatic acid is a highly corrosive chemical compound and has several uses/applications.

Aplications/uses of Muriatic acid/Hydrochloric acid

1. the Production of Organic Compounds

2. the Production of Inorganic Compounds

3. removing metal stains 

4. cleaning pools

5. digesting foods

6. the purification of Table Salt

7. Neutralization and pH Control

8. regeneration of ion exchangers

9. oil production

Chemical Formula:    HCl

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