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What is hydrochloric acid (HCl)?
It is a strong corrosive acid with a chemical formula HCl. It is also known as hydrogen chloride or muriatic acid. When hydrogen chloride is dissolved in water HCl is formed.
Is HCl a gas or a compound?
Join Britannica’s Publishing Partner Program and our community of experts to gain a global audience for your work! Hydrogen chloride, (HCl), a compound of the elements hydrogen and chlorine, a gas at room temperature and pressure. A solution of the gas in water is called hydrochloric acid.
What are the uses of HCl?
HCl Uses (Hydrochloric acid) 1 It is used in the production of chlorides. 2 It is used in rubber industries. 3 It is used the production of fertilizers. 4 It is used in textile industries. 5 It is used in the manufacture of dye. 6 … (more items)
Where is HCl found in the human body?
In the Body. HCl may be a strong acid, but it is actually produced in our bodies and is the main constituent of stomach acid. Also known as gastric acid, stomach acid is a crucial part of our digestion process. It is formed from hydrochloric acid, potassium chloride and sodium chloride.