Definition of hydrochloric acid in English:

hydrochloric acid

Syllabification: hy·dro·chlo·ric ac·id
Pronunciation: /ˌhīdrəˌklôrik ˈasid
 
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noun

Chemistry
  • A strongly acidic solution of the gas hydrogen chloride in water.
    • Chemical formula: HCl
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    • The complementary acid is typically either phosphoric acid or hydrochloric acid.
    • His other discoveries included nitrogen, hydrochloric acid, ammonia and carbon monoxide, and he was the father of the soda-water industry.
    • To determine the exact concentration, titrating the hydrochloric acid against a solution of base, for example sodium hydroxide, would be appropriate.

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