Tag - Acids

What is Nitric Acid?

The Chemistry and Properties of Nitric Acid To understand what nitric acid is and how it is commercially used, it’s important to first understand the properties of an acid and what happens when it’s involved in a chemical reaction. We’ll then look at the chemical composition of nitric acid and its common by-products. All about acid What makes an acid an acid?...

What Are The Uses Of Brick Acid?

A few weeks ago, we explored in detail what brick acid is. We’re going to go back into this chemical and look at the uses of brick acid. But firstly, let’s recap what brick acid is. It’s basically hydrogen chloride (HCl) dissolved in water. A liquid with a strong smell, it’s miscible with water, hazardous and corrosive. It is also...

What Is Brick Acid?

Brick acid is an extremely powerful cleaner for the building trade that, as the name suggests, removes tough debris and stains from bricks. With hydrochloric acid as its base, brick acid effectively dissolves the alkaline brick mortar. Brick acid is hydrogen chloride (HCl) dissolved in water. Liquid in appearance, it has a pungent odour, is completely miscible with water, and...

What Are the Uses of Sulphuric Acid?

Sulphuric acid is the most widely produced chemical in the world, simply because it has so many uses. We’ll look at a few key uses of sulphuric acid, including its use as a fertiliser, cleaning product, and in batteries. What Is Sulphuric Acid? Sulphuric acid (H2SO4) is a strong mineral acid made up of sulphur, hydrogen, and oxygen. It has a...