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sulfuric acid

noun \ˌsəl-ˈfyu̇r-ik-\

Simple Definition of sulfuric acid

  • chemistry : a very strong type of acid

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of sulfuric acid

  1. :  a heavy corrosive oily dibasic strong acid H2SO4 that is colorless when pure and is a vigorous oxidizing and dehydrating agent

Usage Discussion of sulfuric acid

The spelling sulfur predominates in United States technical usage, while both sulfur and sulphur are common in general usage. British usage tends to favor sulphur for all applications. The same pattern is seen in most of the words derived from sulfur.

1788

First Known Use of sulfuric acid

1788

Variants of sulfuric acid

or sulphuric acid play \ˌsəl-ˈfyu̇r-ik-\

Medical Dictionary

sulfuric acid

noun

Medical Definition of sulfuric acid

  1. :  a heavy corrosive oily dibasic strong acid H2SO4 that is colorless when pure and is a vigorous oxidizing and dehydrating agent—see oil of vitriol




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