sulfuric acid

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sulfuric acid

A highly corrosive, dense, oily liquid, H2SO4, colorless to dark brown depending on its purity and used to manufacture a wide variety of chemicals and materials including fertilizers, paints, detergents, and explosives. Also called oil of vitriol, vitriol.

sulfu′ric ac′id

a clear, colorless to brownish, dense, oily, corrosive, water-miscible liquid, H2SO4, used chiefly in the manufacture of fertilizers, chemicals, explosives, and dyestuffs and in petroleum refining. Also called oil of vitriol.

sul·fu·ric acid

A strong corrosive acid, H2SO4. It combines very easily with water, making it a good drying agent, and is the most widely used acid in industry.
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Noun1.sulfuric acid - (H2SO4) a highly corrosive acid made from sulfur dioxide; widely used in the chemical industry
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
atomic number 16, sulfur, sulphur, S - an abundant tasteless odorless multivalent nonmetallic element; best known in yellow crystals; occurs in many sulphide and sulphate minerals and even in native form (especially in volcanic regions)
battery acid, electrolyte acid - dilute sulfuric acid used in storage batteries
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