Archaic term for hydrochloric acid.
- Spirits of wine seems to have come into the category of spirits of salt and spirits of turpentine etc., and was only used for preserving, cleaning or mixing in as a chemical as far as I can make out.
- For maximum effectiveness, remove as much water from the blocked area as possible before adding spirits of salt.
- Because hydrogen chloride was first prepared from salt, hydrochloric acid was originally referred to as spirits of salt.
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