Buy Sulphuric Acid Online | Melbourne, Victoria
Molecular formula: H2SO4
Alternative names: Sulfuric acid, Oil of Vitriol, Vitriol brown oil, Battery acid, Electrolytic acid, Dipping acid, Alkylation acid, Mattling acid
Physical state: Clear to slightly turbid, colourless, heavy and oily liquid. A pungent odour may exist if certain impurities are present in the acid.
Sulphuric acid/ Sulfuric acid is used in a wide range of applications including domestic drain cleaner, electrolyte based lead-acid automotive batteries, laboratory reagent and numerous types of cleaning agents and chemical products as a dehydrating agent.
These chemical products include:
- Fertilizers like single super sulphates
- Acrylic glass
- Pigments like titanium dioxide
What are the uses of Sulphuric Acid?
It is also used in mineral processing of copper, nickel and uranium via electrolysis and electroplating. It is a lixiviant and is used for cyanide destruction in gold mining. In gold processing, loaded wire wool is digested by pouring sulphuric acid over it. The resultant cake formed after dewatering is fluxed before smelting to produce gold.
It is also used in large quantities as a pickling agent at iron and steel making industries to remove oxides from the surface of metals. Production of phosphoric acid also utilizesit in “wet method” manufacturing procedure. Conversion of cyclohexanoneoxime to caprolactam requires it as an acid catalyst.
Other manufacturing processes include wastewater treatment, textile fibre galvanizatione.g nylon, rayon, cellulose films. A very minor agricultural use (about 0.025 %) is as a desiccant for potato crops.