What is Hydrochloric Acid?

  • Hydrochloric Acid is formed by the combination of hydrogen chloride gas with water. When hydrogen chloride gas dissolves in water to produce hydrochloric acid, the hydrogen chloride molecule gives a proton (a hydrogen ion) to a water molecule.

  • It is a strong acid. It dissociates completely to give H+ ions and Cl-ions.

  • Its chemical formula is HCL.

  • It is used in manufacturing Aquaregia which contain 3 parts of Hydrochloric Acid (HCL) and one part of Nitric Acid. It is also used to dissolve noble metal like Gold and platinum.


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Updated on: 10-Oct-2022


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