What is Sulphuric Acid?

  • Sulphuric acid is also known as oil of vitriol.
  • It is a mineral acid composed of the elements sulfur, oxygen and hydrogen, with molecular formula H2SO4.
  • It is a colourless, odourless, and viscous liquid that is soluble in water and is synthesized in reactions that are highly exothermic.
  • 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 a very low pH of about 1.


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Updated on: 10-Oct-2022


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