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hydrochloric acid

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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hydrochloric acidhy‧dro‧chlor‧ic ac‧id /ˌhaɪdrəklɒrɪk ˈæsɪd $ -klɔː-/ noun [uncountable] 🔊 🔊 HCCa strong acid used especially in industry
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hydrochloric acidA pre-smoothed face is gently etched with 5% hydrochloric acid.Many plating firms use cyanide and hydrochloric acid in separate metal baths.Vomiting, however, leads to a loss of gastric hydrochloric acid, and often causes a metabolic alkalosis.Finally Aluminium Hydroxide/Magnesium Hydroxide is administered orally, as a neutralizer of gastric hydrochloric acid.If used, hydrochloric acid must be given slowly through a central venous catheter.Parts of the surface were masked off, and the remaining colour worn away with hydrochloric acid.The alternatives are then dialysis with a low-bicarbonate or acetate dialysate, or treatment with hydrochloric acid.
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