Skip to main content
Select Source:

sulphuric acid

sulphuric acid (H2SO4) Colourless, odourless liquid, one of the strongest acids known. It is produced by the oxidation of sulphur dioxide (SO2). Sulphuric acid is a major industrial chemical, used in the manufacture of many acids, fertilizers, detergents, drugs and a wide range of chemicals. Properties: r.d. 1.84; m.p. 10.3°C (50.5°F); b.p. 330°C (626°F).

Cite this article
Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"sulphuric acid." World Encyclopedia. . Encyclopedia.com. 23 Oct. 2017 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

"sulphuric acid." World Encyclopedia. . Encyclopedia.com. (October 23, 2017). http://www.encyclopedia.com/environment/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/sulphuric-acid

"sulphuric acid." World Encyclopedia. . Retrieved October 23, 2017 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/environment/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/sulphuric-acid

sulphuric acid

sulphuric acid (sul-fewr-ik) n. a powerful corrosive acid, widely used in industry. Swallowing the acid causes severe burning of the mouth and throat. The patient should drink large quantities of milk or water or white of egg; gastric lavage should not be delayed. Formula: H2SO4.

Cite this article
Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"sulphuric acid." A Dictionary of Nursing. . Encyclopedia.com. 23 Oct. 2017 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

"sulphuric acid." A Dictionary of Nursing. . Encyclopedia.com. (October 23, 2017). http://www.encyclopedia.com/caregiving/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/sulphuric-acid

"sulphuric acid." A Dictionary of Nursing. . Retrieved October 23, 2017 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/caregiving/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/sulphuric-acid

sulphuric acid

sulphuric acid: see sulfuric acid.

Cite this article
Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"sulphuric acid." The Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed.. . Encyclopedia.com. 23 Oct. 2017 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

"sulphuric acid." The Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed.. . Encyclopedia.com. (October 23, 2017). http://www.encyclopedia.com/reference/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/sulphuric-acid

"sulphuric acid." The Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed.. . Retrieved October 23, 2017 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/reference/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/sulphuric-acid