sulfuric acid


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sulfuric acid

n.
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.
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sulfu′ric ac′id



n.
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.
[1780–90]
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sul·fu·ric acid

(sŭl-fyo͝or′ĭk)
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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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Translations
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This division is a specialist in the recovery of sulfuric acid and gases of the refining process, which are regenerated into clean acid and steam used in wide range of industrial activities.
In acid treatment process,oil is treated with sulfuric acid to remove aromatics and other non-hydrocarbons, followed by treatment with clay to neutralize and improve appearance, color and color stability by removing colored and colorless pigments and also improve oxidation stability of the final oil products [8-10].The acid sludge at the bottom, formed from the acid treatment of oil is a black or dark brown in color and containing some harmful sulfonic acid and some impurities [11,12].