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(Elements & Compounds) a colourless dense oily corrosive liquid produced by the reaction of sulphur trioxide with water and used in accumulators and in the manufacture of fertilizers, dyes, and explosives. Formula: H2SO4. Systematic name: sulphuric(VI) acid
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|Noun||1.||sulphuric 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)