Definition of Sulphuric acid

1. Noun. (H2SO4) a highly corrosive acid made from sulfur dioxide; widely used in the chemical industry.

Exact synonyms: Oil Of Vitriol, Sulfuric Acid, Vitriol
Generic synonyms: Acid
Terms within: Atomic Number 16, S, Sulfur, Sulphur
Specialized synonyms: Battery Acid, Electrolyte Acid
Derivative terms: Vitriolic



Definition of Sulphuric acid

1. Noun. (inorganic compound) A colourless highly corrosive liquid, H2SO4. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sulphuric Acid

sulphurators
sulphured
sulphureity
sulphureo-
sulphureous
sulphuret
sulphureted
sulphurets
sulphurette
sulphuretted
sulphuretted hydrogen
sulphuretum
sulphuretums
sulphurian
sulphuric
sulphuric acid (current term)
sulphuriferous
sulphurine
sulphuring
sulphurise
sulphurised
sulphurises
sulphurising
sulphurity
sulphurization
sulphurizations
sulphurize
sulphurless
sulphurlike
sulphurous

Literary usage of Sulphuric acid

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1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"Considerable quantities of sulphuric acid were formerly manufactured by the ... At the present time practically all of the sulphuric acid that is used is ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"Considerable quantities of sulphuric acid were formerly manufactured by the ... At the present time practically all of the sulphuric acid that is used is ..."

3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"So soon as the internal reactions are permitted to take place, by the closing of the external circuit, the sulphuric acid, ..."

4. Standard Methods of Chemical Analysis: A Manual of Analytical Methods and by Wilfred Welday Scott (1922)
"sulphuric acid up to 93% strength may be determined with a fair degree of accuracy by ascertaining its specific gravity by means of a hydrometer and ..."

5. Standard methods of chemical analysis: A Manual of Analytical Methods and by Wilfred Welday Scott (1917)
"Nitric acid may be determined quantitatively in arsenic acid by titration with ferrous sulphate containing free sulphuric acid. ..."

6. Philosophical Magazine (1830)
"M. Berzelius has informed M. Chevreul, that by treating urine with sulphuric acid he has succeeded in separating butyric acid from it: he has also stated ..."

7. The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"It is based upon the facts that concentrated not sulphuric acid converts silver ... The bullion with about twice its weight of sulphuric acid of 66° Bo is ..."

8. A Dictionary of Applied Chemistry by Thomas Edward Thorpe (1921)
"The time required for the operation may be considerably shortened by using sulphuric acid containing sulphuric anhydride or phosphoric anhydride. a small ..."

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