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5 Facts about Sulphuric Acid including Uses

Press Release: December 25, 2020

Sulphuric acid – one of the important mineral acids in the chemical industry is an oily liquid with the chemical formula H2SO4 and holds high commercial value. It is also one of the highest manufactured organic chemicals. Sulphuric acid is also called as oil of vitriol, or hydrogen sulfate.

In this blog post, Palvi Chemicals as a Sulphuric Acid exporter in Brazil explains 5 basic facts about Sulphuric Acid along with its uses:

Physical Properties of Sulphuric Acid

Sulphuric acid is corrosive in nature as a very strong acid. It is dense and colorless. The specific gravity of pure sulfuric acid is 1.830 at 25 °C. Sulphuric acid freezes at 10.37 °C. Mostly, Sulfuric acid is supplied at concentrations of 78%, 93%, or 98%.

Sulphuric acid is soluble in water.

Sulphuric acid absorbs water vapor from the air which makes it hygroscopic.

Palvi Chemicals is a Sulphuric acid distributor in Brazil.

Preparation and Production of Sulphuric Acid

Industrially, Sulphuric acid is produced by the reaction of sulfur trioxide and water. Sulphuric acid production methodologies are contact process, chamber process and some more.

Availability of Suphuric Acid

Pure sulfuric acid is not available naturally on Earth. Dilute sulfuric acid is available in acid rain.

When sulfur-containing fuels like coal or oil are burned, sulfur dioxide is a byproduct.

Chemical Properties of Sulphuric Acid

Sulfuric acid is highly exothermic, thermodynamically favorable and is a dehydrating agent as well. Supluric acid also has dehydrating property in concentrated state. Sulfuric acid reacts with bases mostly because of its acidic nature.

Palvi Chemicals is a Sulphuric Acid supplier in Brazil.

Uses of Sulphuric Acid

#1) Used in drain cleaners of reactive properties.

#2) In manufacturing process of aluminum sulphate.

#3) Suplhuric acid is used in industries like water processing, cleaning agent manufacture process, mineral processing, explosive production process, detergent and paper industry.

#4) In medical industry – Sulphuric acid is common ingredient in skin ointments.

#5) Other uses of Sulphuric Acid - potato farming, printing ink, making of trisodium phosphate, perfume, disinfectants, drugs and so on.

For further information about Sulphuric Acid or its bulk supply, feel free to contact Palvi Chemicals who is a Sulphuric acid distributor in Brazil, Sulphuric acid supplier in Brazil and Sulphuric acid exporter in Brazil.

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