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strong acid

[′strȯŋ ′as·əd]
(chemistry)
An acid with a high degree of dissociation in solution, for example, mineral acids, such as hydrochloric acid, HCl, sulfuric acid, H2SO4, or nitric acid, HNO3.
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He held out his hand as he spoke, and I noticed that it was all mottled over with similar pieces of plaster, and discoloured with strong acids.
Free of harmful substances including strong acids, strong alkalis, nonylphenol ethoxylates, solvents, ozone depleting compounds, silicates, phosphates and chelating agents
Formulated without phosphates and other strong acids, CorroKleen 44 rust remover features a shear-thinning gel structure for easy spray application and a low-shear thixotropy that adheres the product to surfaces on which it is applied.
These new offerings include chemical FRP tanks and specially designed and developed tanks to hold toxic materials and strong acids.
The performance of the diaphragm are better because it is resistant to chemical agents, strong acids, mineral and organic acids, aliphatic and aromatic hydrocarbons, alcohols, halogenated solvents, and oxidizing environments.
In the steel pickling process, in which a solution called pickle liquor containing strong acids is used to remove surface impurities from metals for de- scaling or cleaning them.
Processing the ash poses difficulties, too, and requires the use of huge amounts of strong acids, which can be dangerous to transport.
This technique involves the injection and use of strong acids to improve production and maximise resources.
Better to put up with a small stain on the hob or work surface than risk wholesale damage through use of strong acids and alkalis or steel wool.
Most chemical burns are caused by strong acids or strong alkalis.
It also doesn't require strong acids to be applied.
For decades, chemists have known how to hydrolyse cellulose from wood pulp, using strong acids to destroy the amorphous regions and leave behind the crystalline ones.