Sulphuric acid

a colourless dense oily corrosive liquid produced by the reaction of sulphur trioxide with water and used in accumulators and in the manufacture of fertilizers, dyes, and explosives. Formula: H2SO4 Systematic name sulphuric(VI) acid


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