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what does muriatic acid do?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Very corrosive: Muriatic acid is a mineral acid that is very corrosive. It is used to remove rust from steel, to process leather, to make batteries, to clean concrete, to clean swimming pools, in electroplating and in paper production.

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Is it safe to handle muriatic acid? What is it made of?

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Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Muriatic acid: Very caustic. Handle with extreme care and read the cautionary statements on the bottle!
A 36-year-old member asked:

Why does medicine often have hydrochloric acid in it?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Salt: It is not hydrochloric acid per se but a salt of the medication, adding hcl makes the medication soluble in water which it may not be otherwise.
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What should you do if you are exposed to muriatic acid?

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Dr. Barry Kahn
Pathology 31 years experience
Hydrochloric acid: Muriatic acid is hydrochloric acid and is used in many industrial applications. Although it is found naturally in the human stomach, it can be highly corrosive to human tissues and cause damage to the respiratory system, eyes, skin and intestines. If there was a significant exposure, consult with your physician, er or poison control center for how to proceed.
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A 28-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: hydrochloric acid?

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Dr. Edward Eckert
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See answer details.: Hydrochloric acid is a clear, colourless solution of hydrogen chloride (hcl) in water. It is a highly corrosive, strong mineral acid with many industrial uses. Hydrochloric acid is found naturally in gastric acid.
A 49-year-old member asked:

What significant role does hydrochloric acid solution play?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Where?: Hydrochloric acid is a normal content of the stomach.

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