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Sulfuric acid

ACS reagent, 95.0-98.0%

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ACS reagent

vapor density

<0.3 (25 °C, vs air)

vapor pressure

1 mmHg ( 146 °C)


Free from suspended or insoluble matter
Nominally 95-98% H2SO4





ign. residue

≤5 ppm


APHA: ≤10


1.2 (5 g/L)


~290 °C (lit.)


1.840 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)

anion traces

MnO4- reducers: ≤2 ppm
chloride (Cl-): ≤0.2 ppm
nitrate (NO3-): ≤0.5 ppm

cation traces

As: ≤0.01 ppm
Fe: ≤0.2 ppm
Hg: ≤5 ppb
NH4+: ≤2 ppm
heavy metals (as Pb): ≤1 ppm

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2.5 L in poly bottle
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2.5 L in PVC-coated bottle
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Other Notes

ACS specifications same as product 320501
4L and 4X4L are packaged in poly bottles
SKU-Pack sizes with -PC are packaged in PVC coated glass bottles.



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Hazard Statements

Hazard Classifications

Eye Dam. 1 - Met. Corr. 1 - Skin Corr. 1A

Storage Class Code

8A - Combustible, corrosive hazardous materials



Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Certificate of Analysis

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  1. Which document(s) contains shelf-life or expiration date information for a given product?

    If available for a given product, the recommended re-test date or the expiration date can be found on the Certificate of Analysis.

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    The lot specific COA document can be found by entering the lot number above under the "Documents" section.

  3. What is the concentration of Sulfuric acid, Product 258105, in moles per liter (M)?

    This material has a calculated, theoretical concentration of 18 M.

  4. How was the concentration of Sulfuric acid, Product 258105, calculated?

    The molarity is calculated using the following equation:molarity=[(1000 X Density)/molecular weight] X (percent purity/100).

  5. How is Sulfuric acid, Product 258105, to be stored?

    This material is a room temperature storage item.

  6. What is the shelf life of Sulfuric acid, Product 258105?

    This material does not have an expiration or a recommended retest date established for it.  Rather, we guarantee it for one year upon the date of receipt.

  7. What is Sulfuric acid, Product 258105, dissolved in?

    This material is not dissolved in anything.  Rather it is pure sulfuric acid, which is a liquid at room temperature.

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