Definition of sulphuric acid in English:

sulphuric acid

Line breaks: sul|phur¦ic acid
Pronunciation: /sʌlfjʊərɪkˈasɪd
(also sulfuric acid)


[mass noun]
  • A strong acid made by oxidizing solutions of sulphur dioxide and used in large quantities as an industrial and laboratory reagent. The concentrated form is an oily, dense, corrosive liquid.
    • Chemical formula: H2SO4
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    • If the alcohol (with the exception of methanol) is heated with aluminum oxide, phosphoric acid or excess sulphuric acid, an alkene is formed along with a molecule of water.
    • The pair had been polishing off rough edges of metal from the inside of the stainless steel cylinder using an electro-plating process of pumping electricity through a solution of sulphuric acid and phosphoric acid.
    • Oxidizing acids such as nitric acid or strong sulphuric acid cannot be handled with copper alloys.


See sulphur (usage).

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