sulfuric acid

sulfuric acid
sulfuric acid
an oily, colorless, corrosive liquid, H2SO4, used in making dyes, paints, explosives, fertilizers, etc.

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  • Sulfuric acid — Sulfuric acid …   Wikipedia

  • sulfuric acid — Chem. a clear, colorless to brownish, dense, oily, corrosive, water miscible liquid, H2SO4, usually produced from sulfur dioxide: used chiefly in the manufacture of fertilizers, chemicals, explosives, and dyestuffs and in petroleum refining. Also …   Universalium

  • sulfuric acid — H2SO4; a colorless, nearly odorless, heavy, oily, corrosive liquid containing 96% of the absolute acid; used occasionally as a caustic. SYN: oil of vitriol. fuming s. SYN: Nordhausen s.. Nordhausen s. s. containing sulfurous acid gas in solution …   Medical dictionary

  • Sulfuric acid (data page) — This page provides supplementary data on sulfuric acid.Properties Δf H 0liquid 814 kJ/mol S 0liquid, 100 kPa 19 J/(mol·K)Critical Point 925 K, 6.4 MPa Safety Ingestion Severe and permanent damage may result. Inhalation Very dangerous, possibly… …   Wikipedia

  • sulfuric acid — noun (H2SO4) a highly corrosive acid made from sulfur dioxide; widely used in the chemical industry • Syn: ↑vitriol, ↑oil of vitriol, ↑sulphuric acid • Derivationally related forms: ↑vitriolic (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • sulfuric acid — or sulphuric acid noun Date: 1788 a heavy corrosive oily dibasic strong acid H2SO4 that is colorless when pure and is a vigorous oxidizing and dehydrating agent Usage: see sulfur …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sulfuric acid — strong acid that attacks organic compounds, acid used in refining and industry …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sulfuric acid — noun A transparent, oily liquid, formula HSO, that is a strong acid with very many industrial applications. Syn: E513, food additive See Also: sulfate, sulphate, oleum …   Wiktionary

  • sulfuric acid —    An acid (H2SO4) …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

  • sulfuric acid — sul|fu|ric a|cid [sʌlˌfjuərık ˈæsıd US ˌfjur ] the American spelling of ↑sulphuric acid …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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