Hydrochloric Acid
  • Formula - HCl
  • Molecular Weight - 36.47 amu
  • Melting Point - 26 degrees C
  • Boiling Point - 48 degrees C (20.2% solution) and 110 degrees C (38% solution)
  • State at Room Temperature - liquid
  • Molecular or Ionic Compound? ionic
  • Molecular Geometry - bent
  • Bond Description - covalent bonds
  • Uses - production of chlorides, fertilizers, and dyes. Used in the photography, texile, and rubber industries.
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Hydrochloric acid is extremely corrosive and can burn the skin on contact. It is also found in stomach acid.

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