hydrogen chloride

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hydrogen chloride

n.
A colorless, pungent gas, HCl, that forms hydrochloric acid when dissolved in water, and is used in the manufacture of plastics.

hydrogen chloride

n
1. (Elements & Compounds) a colourless pungent corrosive gas obtained by the action of sulphuric acid on sodium chloride: used in making vinyl chloride and other organic chemicals. Formula: HCl
2. (Elements & Compounds) an aqueous solution of hydrogen chloride; hydrochloric acid

hy′drogen chlo′ride


n.
a colorless gas, HCl, having a pungent odor: the anhydride of hydrochloric acid.
[1865–70]

hydrogen chloride

A colorless, corrosive, suffocating gas, HCl, used in making plastics and in many industrial processes. When mixed with water, it forms hydrochloric acid.
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Noun1.hydrogen chloride - a colorless corrosive gas (HCl)
acid - any of various water-soluble compounds having a sour taste and capable of turning litmus red and reacting with a base to form a salt
Translations

hydrogen chloride

nacido cloridrico
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