Hydro chloric Acid Uses

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Hydrochloric Acid is a strong mineral acid. It is highly corrosive and is used in a wide range of industrial processes.

Here are 10 uses of Hydrochloric Acid:-

To ‘pickle’ steel. This is a process whereby rust and scale is removed from steel sheet or coil with the use of a dilute solution of Hydrochloric Acid. The metal can then be processed
To manufacture organic compounds such as Vinyl Chloride and Dichloroethane which are used to produce PVC (Poly Vinyl Chloride)
To regulate the pH level in a wide range of manufacturing and treatment processes including the production of drinking water, pharmaceuticals, beverages and foods
In the processing of additives for the food industry including fructose, citric acid and hydrolyzed vegetable protein
To produce inorganic compounds for water treatment including drinking water and waste water
To neutralise the water in swimming pools making it safe for bathers
To regenerate ion exchangers
To process leathers in the tanning industry
To purify common salt