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Definition of the noun sulfuric acid
What does sulfuric acid mean as a name of something?
- (H2SO4) a highly corrosive acid made from sulfur dioxide; widely used in the chemical industry
- lexical domain: Substances - nouns denoting substances
- alternative spelling: sulphuric acid
- synonyms of sulfuric acid: oil of vitriol / vitriol
- more generic word: acid = any of various water-soluble compounds having a sour taste and capable of turning litmus red and reacting with a base to form a salt
- more specific terms: electrolyte acid / battery acid = dilute sulfuric acid used in storage batteries
- substance: atomic number 16 / sulphur / sulfur / S = an abundant tasteless odorless multivalent nonmetallic element; best known in yellow crystals
Alternative definition of the noun sulfuric acid
- [inorganic compound] A transparent, oily liquid, formula H2SO4, that is a strong acid with very many industrial applications.
- synonym: E513 when used as a food additive
SULFURIC ACID is a musical group.
Sulfuric acid is a highly corrosive strong mineral acid with the molecular formula H₂SO₄. It is a pungent-ethereal, colorless to slightly yellow viscous liquid which is soluble in water at all concentrations. Sometimes, it is dyed dark brown during production to alert people to its hazards. The historical name of this acid is oil of vitriol.
- also known as sulphuric acid, oil of vitriol
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39° Urea Sulfuric Acid Urea sulfuric acid is a combination of urea and sulfuric acid commonly known as N-pHURIC, although a similar material is ...
by Laura L. Finley
Sulfuric acid is the world's largest-volume industrial chemical used to manufacture explosives, dyes, glue, wood preservatives, weaving, amphetamine, and automobile batteries. Nitric acid is used by goldsmiths, jewelers, and brass makers to ...
A dictionary of new medical terms, a suppl. to 'An illustrated dictionary of medicine, biology and allied sciences'. (1905)
by George Milbry Gould
Sulfuric, English, ordinary sulfuric acid. A., Sulfuric, Fuming, H,S04. S03, an oily liquid, fuming in the air, obtained by roasting ferrous sulfate. Syn., Xordhawen oil of vitriol ; Nordhausen acid. A., Sulfurocarbolic, a combination of sulfuric and ...
by John Daintith
Concentrated sulfuric acid acts as an oxidizing agent, giving sulfur(IV) oxide as the main product, and also as a dehydrating agent. The diluted...
Sulfuric acid is used in the laboratory to dry gases (except ammonia) and to prepare nitric acid.
by Richard C. Ropp
sulfuric acid is not encountered naturally on Earth, due to its great attraction for water. Sulfuric acid is a constituent of acid rain, which is formed by oxidation of sulfur dioxide by oxygen in the air in the presence of waterdi.e.
by C. C. Lee
Sulfur dioxide is closely related to sulfuric acid, a strong acid Sulfur dioxide plays an important role in the production of acid rain (CAA/APC-04). Sulfur dioxide (50;) : A heavy, pungent, colorless gas formed primarily by the combustion of fossil ...
Materials, Processes and Equipment by David F. Tver
Commonly made by mixing cellulose with acetic anhydride, acetic acid, and sulfuric acid in a stainless-steel Werner-Pfleiderer type of mixer for about 3 h. If the triacetate is desired, it is precipitated with dilute acetic acid. If secondary acetate is ...
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