hydrochloric acid


hy·dro·chlo·ric acid

noun \ˌhī-drə-ˌklōr-ik-, -ˌklr-\

Definition of HYDROCHLORIC ACID

: an aqueous solution of hydrogen chloride HCl that is a strong corrosive irritating acid, is normally present in dilute form in gastric juice, and is widely used in industry and in the laboratory—called also muriatic acid

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