Hydrochloric acid

ACS reagent, 37%

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ACS reagent

vapor density

1.3 (vs air)

vapor pressure

3.23 psi ( 21.1 °C)
7.93 psi ( 37.7 °C)


36.5-38.0% (ACS specification)




≤1 ppm free chlorine

ign. residue

≤5 ppm


APHA: ≤10, free from suspended matter or sediment


>100 °C (lit.)


1.2 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)

anion traces

bromide (Br-): ≤0.005%
sulfate (SO42-): ≤1 ppm
sulfite (SO32-): ≤1 ppm

cation traces

As: ≤0.01 ppm
Fe: ≤0.2 ppm
NH4+: ≤3 ppm
heavy metals: ≤1 ppm (by ICP)

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Hazard Statements

Target Organs

Respiratory system


UN 1789 8 / PGII

WGK Germany


Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

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  5. What does ACS stand for?

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