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Hydrogen Chloride (HCl)

What is Hydrogen Chloride (HCl) ?  

At room temperature, hydrogen chloride (HCl) is a colorless to slightly yellow, corrosive, nonflammable gas that is heavier than air and has a strong irritating odor. On exposure to air, hydrogen chloride forms dense white corrosive vapors. Hydrogen chloride(HCl) can be released from volcanoes.

Uses of Hydrogen Chloride (HCl)  

Hydrogen chloride has many uses, including cleaning, pickling, electroplating metals, tanning leather, and refining and producing a wide variety of products. Hydrogen chloride can be formed during the burning of many plastics. Upon contact with water, it forms hydrochloric acid.

Is Hydrogen Chloride (HCl) Dangerous ?  

Hydrogen chloride gas can cause irritation of the eyes, skin, and respiratory tract. Exposure to high levels can result in corrosive damage to the eyes, skin, and respiratory tissues, and could lead to pulmonary edema and even death in extreme cases.

PRODUCTS FOUND FOR Hydrogen Chloride (HCl)