Hydrochloric Acid

CAS#: 7647-01-0

Synonyms: HCI; muriatic acid; chlorohydric acid

Uses: Acidizing (activation) of petroleum wells, boiler scale removal, chemical intermediate, ore reduction, food processing (corn syrup, sodium glutamate), pickling and metal cleaning, industrial acidizing, general cleaning (e.g., of membrane in desalination plants), alcohol denaturant, laboratory reagent.

Hazard: Toxic by ingestion and inhalation, strong irritant to eyes and skin.  Air-Reactive