Hydrochloric Acid is a popular acid cleaner and is colourless to slightly yellow liquid with a distinct odour. The product is a non-combustible and non-flammable liquid but is a highly corrosive compound. Hydrochloric acid ph is <1. Hydrochloric acid means that it is chlorine-based acid-containing water and because it contains water it is a very strong acid.
Hydrochloric Acid Uses
Hydrochloric Acid is a corrosive chemical that is used in industrial processes. It can be used in a variety of applications such as in the production of batteries, fireworks, and sugar, as well as many others. Commonly hydrochloric acid is used as a way to adjust the pH levels in pools as the chemical reacts in order to neutralise the levels. It is also used to remove rusts, brick cleaning, and concrete cleaning mixers.
Hydrochloric acid uses include to pickle steel, where the hydrochloric acid helps remove the rust from steel sheet or coil. It is used to regulate the pH level in a range of manufacturing processes such as in the production of drinking water, pharmaceuticals, beverages, and foods. Hydrochloric acid is also used to process leathers in the tanning industry, purify salt and regenerate ion exchanges.
Hydrochloric Acid on Skin
When Hydrochloric acid comes in contact with the skin it is important to quickly flush contaminated area with lukewarm water for at least 30 minutes. Remove any contaminated clothing. If irritation persists continue to flush the contaminated area. Seek medical attention immediately.