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What is Phosphoric Acid?
Phosphoric acid, also known as orthophosphoric acid, is a colourless and viscous liquid mineral acid. It is also entirely odourless. In its pure form, phosphoric acid is a crystalline solid, although it is rarely distributed in this form. Highly concentrated phosphoric acid is classed as a corrosive. However, it is easily diluted and is classed as non-toxic when mixed with water. The alternative term, orthophosphoric acid, is sometimes used in order to distinguish it from related phosphoric acids known as polyphosphoric acids.
What is Phosphoric Acid Used For?
Phosphoric acid has many uses both in a laboratory and in real world situations. It has proven medicinal uses in dentistry and orthodontics, and it is also commonly found in soda products as an additive. Phosphoric acid is also used in:
Electrolytes for phosphoric acid fuel cells
Removal of rust by conversion of iron oxide into ferric phosphate
In food preparation, where it is numbered as additive E338