Is sulphuric acid a strong acid?

An acid is a molecule or substance that has a pH value of less than 7.0 when it is present in an aqueous solution. An aqueous solution is any solution where water is a solvent. There are only 7 strong acids. The strong acids are hydrochloric acid, nitric acid, sulfuric acid, hydrobromic acid, hydroiodic acid, perchloric acid, and chloric acid.

All the other acids are weak. Sulphuric acid is a strong acid because H2SO4 completely dissociates to H+and SO42- when it is dissolved in water to form an aqueous solution. Sulphuric acid has a very low pH of about 1.

Harmful effects:

It is corrosive in nature, destructive to the skin, eyes, teeth, and lungs. It can cause severe burns and tissue damage when it comes into contact with the skin or mucous membranes. Severe exposure can result in death. It can badly burn any plants, birds or land animals exposed to it. It has a moderately chronic (long-term) toxicity to aquatic life.


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Updated on: 10-Oct-2022


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