sulfuric acid, chemical compound, H2SO4, colorless, odorless, extremely corrosive, oily liquid. It is sometimes called oil of vitriol.
Sections in this article:
- Uses of Sulfuric Acid
- Concentrated Sulfuric Acid
- Production of Sulfuric Acid
- History of Sulfuric Acid
- Dilute Sulfuric Acid
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