“The Knowledge Library”

Knowledge for All, without Barriers…

An Initiative by: Kausik Chakraborty.
20/03/2023 6:18 PM

“The Knowledge Library”

Knowledge for All, without Barriers……….
An Initiative by: Kausik Chakraborty.

The Knowledge Library

Inorganic Acids

Important Inorganic Acids

Name Formula Common Use Also remember
Hydrochloric acid HCl Pickling of steel Gastric acid secreted by stomach mainly contains HCl.
Nitric acid HNO3 Production of fertilisers Nitric acid is produced by electric discharge in the atmosphere such as lightning. Known as Aqua Fortis in ancient times.
Sulphuric acid H2SO4 As an electrolyte in lead-acid batteries. Known as Oil of Vitriol in ancient times.
Phosphoric acid H3PO4 Used in beverages like colas to give a tangy taste.
Hydroflouric acid HF Etching (writing or marking) of glass Stored in plastic containers.
Carbonic acid H2CO3 Making of soft drinks and other bubbly drinks CO2 in air combines with water in the ocean to form carbonic acid. Ocean acidification thus caused is of grave environmental concern.
Boric acid H3BO3 1. Antiseptic 2. Eye wash 3. Socks and shoes to prevent athlete’s foot

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