Why Should you Buy Sulphuric Acid for General Use from ReAgent?
We supply sulphuric acid for general use in 2.5L and 25L containers, with discounts available for bulk orders. We also supply other sulphuric acid products, covering a wide range of concentrations and applications. In addition, all our products come with further options, such as personalised packaging and bespoke blending
Reaction with Water
Sulphuric acid reacts with water in quite an exothermic fashion, and as such dilution should be done by mixing small amounts of acid to a large volume of water, rather than mixing water to the acid.
This way, the acid is always the limiting factor and protonation occurs in a controlled manner. Reaction with water involves the formation of hydronium ions (H3O), as well as bisulphate (HSO4–) and sulphate (SO42-):
Step 1: H2SO4 H2O → H3O HSO4−
Step 2: HSO4− H2O → H3O SO42−
Sulphuric acid is an excellent dehydrating agent, mostly because hydration of this chemical is thermodynamically favourable with a strong affinity to water.
As such, concentrated solutions can be used to remove water from other compounds, including carbohydrates. This reaction produces carbon, heat and steam.
This reaction is often used in schools by mixing table sugar and sulphuric acid, turning the white sugar into a dark brown rigid block with a smell of caramel as it forms carbon.
C12H22O11 H2SO4 → 12C11 H2O
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Hazard Statement Code
Causes severe skin burns and eye damage.
Precautionary Statement Code
Do not breathe vapour/ spray.
Wear protective gloves/ protective clothing/ eye protection/ face protection.
IF ON SKIN (or hair): Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/ shower.
IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.
Immediately call a POISON CENTER/ doctor.
Dispose of contents/ container in accordance with local regulations.
Wash contaminated skin thoroughly after handling.
IF SWALLOWED: Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting.
Specific treatment (see medical advice on this label).
IF INHALED: Remove person to fresh air and keep comfortable for breathing.
Buy high quality sulphuric acid from ReAgent, one of the leading UK chemical suppliers. Shop at our online store, where a range of sulphuric acid products are for sale. From dilute and concentrated solutions, to several different grades, ReAgent has a variety of products and over 40 years' experience that will help you to achieve your business needs.
What is Sulphuric Acid?
Also spelled as sulfuric acid, this substance is a highly corrosive mineral acid with the chemical formula H2SO4. It is a strong smelling, heavy and viscous liquid which is widely used in laboratories. As a strong acid, it is highly reactive and as such should be handled with caution, even if it is a dilute concentration.
What Are the Uses of Sulphuric Acid?
There are many uses for sulphuric acid, which makes it one of the most popular products here at ReAgent. Sulphuric acid uses range from general testing and analysis applications, to use in car batteries.
Sulphuric acid is commonly used in the industrial production of chemicals to create other chemical solutions, such as chromic acid when mixed with potassium dichromate. Sulphuric acid is used as an industrial cleaning agent in the iron and steel-making industry to remove oxidation, rust and scaling from metals.
It is also used as a catalyst converter in various chemical reactions. Concentrated sulphuric acid is frequently the main ingredient in domestic drain cleaners used to remove grease and hair from blocked drains.
Where Can I Buy Sulphuric Acid?
You can buy sulphuric acid online here at ReAgent. ReAgent supplies sulphuric acid both in concentrated and standard form, and in reagent solutions. We also offer a huge range of pack sizes, from 2.5L to 1000L and in batches up to 5000L.
We supply a range of different grades of sulphuric acid including technical grade, general laboratory reagent grade (which is our most popular) and analytical reagent grade. Order online today or, if you have a more specific requirement, call us on 0800 990 3258 to discuss your needs in further detail.