Re: Technical Grade Muriatic Acid

From: Jack Fulton ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 10/07/05-06:56:23 AM Z
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Again, and I am not that sure . . but Hydrochloric acid does not come
that strong. When one purchases the 'concentrated' version in a
chemical supply house it is about 35% and the Muriatic one buys in a
hardware store is about 33%. Why that is I simply don't know.

On Oct 7, 2005, at 12:41 AM, Loris Medici wrote:

> The page on HCL says it's a gas in the pure state
> and its solubility is 62gr in 100mL water. So, the ~31% variant is
> actually half strength HCl, not concentrated (62%) HCl.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jack Fulton []
> Sent: 07 Ekim 2005 Cuma 06:53
> To:
> Subject: Re: Technical Grade Muriatic Acid
> Boy, those experts should weigh in here but as far as I know from
> my chemistry of years back and hardware store
> attendance, muriatic is an older description of hydrochloric when
> it describes acid. The technical grade is what is
> normally available at your hardware store. It is pretty darned
> close to the concentrated hydrochloric acid used to mix with nitric
> acid to create aqua regia.
> Jack Fulton
> On Oct 6, 2005, at 8:43 AM, Michael Koch-Schulte wrote:
>> Could someone tell me what percentage the technical grade muriatic
>> acid
>> (HCL) sold as masonary and brick cleaner in hardware stores is?
>> Has anyone
>> used this for creating Aqua Regia ?
Received on Fri Oct 7 06:56:43 2005

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