Hydrochloric Acid (HCL)

This is our most popular Hydrochloric Acid (HCl) - Hydrochloric Acid 36% (General Use)

Hydrochloric Acid 36% (General Use)

Hydrochloric Acid 36% (General Use)


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  • Appearance: Liquid
  • Formula: HCR
  • Boiling point (degrees Celsius): Not determined
  • Melting point (degrees Celsius): Not determined
  • Relative density: Approx. 1.18 @20 degrees Celsius
  • CAS No.: 7647-01-0

What is Hydrochloric Acid?

Hydrochloric acid (HCL) is a clear, colourless and pungent solution created by dissolving hydrogen chloride gas in water. It is a by-product of chlorine manufacture, along with sodium hypochlorite and sodium hydroxide.

Uses for Hydrochloric Acid 

A highly corrosive mineral acid, hydrochloric acid has many industry uses, making it known as a workhorse chemical. Its uses include:

  • In the production of different types of chlorides and metals
  • In the refinement of ore
  • As a pH regulator in pharmaceuticals and the food industry
  • In the creation of sugars, food additives and gelatin
  • In the removal of rust and scale during steel pickling

Hydrochloric acid is also used on small scale application such as leather processing, household cleaning and building construction. Other names for hydrochloric acid include muriatic acid, chlorohydric acid, marine acid and spirits of salt.

Hydrochloric Acid Hazards 

Hydrochloric acid must be stored in a well-ventilated area away from non-compatible materials and solutions. Skin and eye contact must be avoided at all times; as well as ingestion and/or inhalation. This chemical will corrode metals, rubber and some plastics if allowed to come into contact with them. Please refer to our Material Safety Data sheet (MSDS) for full details on hydrochloric acid safety and storage.

Buy Hydrochloric Acid from Leading Chemical Manufacturers

As an experienced UK chemical manufacturer with almost 50 years in the industry, ReAgent is able to provide hydrochloric acid in various strengths and grades. Buy hydrochloric acid online, where we have dilute and concentrated HCL solutions for sale. Our pack sizes also range from a few hundred millilitres up to 1000L IBCs (Intermediate Bulk containers).

If what you require is not listed in our catalogue, please get in touch and we€™ll be happy to provide you with prices and technical advice.