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Hydrochloric Acid (Overview)

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.


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Why does medicine often have hydrochloric acid in it?

Why does medicine often have hydrochloric acid in it?

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. ...Read more

Hydrochloric Acid (Overview)

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.


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What is the definition or description of: hydrochloric acid?

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. ...Read more

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What do hydrochloric acid and pepsin do?

Digest food: Hydrochloric acid and pepsin are produced in the stomach and help in the digestion of food. Hydrochloric acid also kills most the bacteria that we swallow with food. ...Read more

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Got a little hydrochloric acid on my skin, is that bad?

How concentrated?: Concentrated hcl will cause a chemical burn. If you washed it immediately and it has not caused a burn, there is no need to worry. If it did cause a burn, it would depend on how deep the burn is, and how much of the skin is involved. If you have any concerns it would be prudent to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Help docs, is hydraulic acid the same as hydrochloric acid?

Why do you ask?: There's no such thing as hydraulic acid. Hydrochloric acid is a powerful reagent that you meet in chemistry class. Hyaluronic acid is a big molecule that provides a jelly-like material that's important for some of your connective tissues. ...Read more

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What function does the hydrochloric acid of our stomachs serve?

Digestion and anti-: Microbial. Acid facilitates digestion of foods. Stomach enzymes work better in acid environment. Acid also destroys most the organisms that we swallow with food and prevents countless intestinal infections. ...Read more

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Will anything happen if your skin comes in contact with hydrochloric acid?

Will anything happen if your skin comes in contact with hydrochloric acid?

Burns: Yes, hydrochloride acid is a strong acid and causes significant skin burns from even brief contact. Any area so contacted should be thoroughly and rapidly rinsed in cold water. If there is bleeding or blistering see a doctor of go to an emergency room immediately. ...Read more

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Is there a way to increase amt of hydrochloric acid or bile I produce?

Is there a way to increase amt of hydrochloric acid or bile I produce?

Why?: Why would you want to do that? Excessive production of acid is a cause of peptic ulcers, and I do not know of any way to increase bile production. ...Read more

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What could happen if hydrochloric acid was injected into a person's vein?

Major damage: The acid will do serious damage to local tissues, but may or may not be buffered by the body's systems before it reaches the heart and damages the rhythm-producing cells. If you are considering suicide, please call your physician, or if you feel you will lose control, call 911. Thinking about this kind of thing is not right for anyone, and your life can probably be much better. ...Read more

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Does hydrochloric acid cause reflux disease?

Yes: Reflux is associated with hydrochloric acid leaking into the lower end of the esophagus. This can be for a number of reasons with a number of remedies. ...Read more

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Can hydrochloric acid raise your blood sugar level?

Can hydrochloric acid raise your blood sugar level?

Whoa!: You're not taking hydrochloric acid. It's a powerful chemical agent. Are you perhaps taking hyaluronic acid? This should not affect your blood glucose. Don't expect tremendous benefits. ...Read more

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Can any doc explain if we really have hydrochloric acid in our stomachs?

Yes: Stomach normally produces hydrochloric acid. It is important both for digestion and for killing micro-organisms we ingest with food. ...Read more

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How should I get more hydrochloric acid in my stomach?

How should I get more hydrochloric acid in my stomach?

Betaine HCL: Take betaine hcl to increase hcl - and for bile take pyridoxal 5 phosphate b6 and choline both will work. Natural way to increase hcl use white vinegar after food also available as apple cider vinegar. ...Read more

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How does the hydrochloric acid in your stomach not burn you?

How does the hydrochloric acid in your stomach not burn you?

Protection: The stomach has several layers of protection against the acid made in the stomach. Some of these layers of protection can be reduced from medications (nsaids) or infections (h pylori) which can lead to ulcers. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if throughout digestion, hydrochloric acid (hcl) lowers the stomachs pH and this causes the enzyme?

Can you tell me if throughout digestion, hydrochloric acid (hcl) lowers the stomachs pH and this causes the enzyme?

Stomach vs.gut: The environment in stomach is acidic and stomach enzymes work better at low pH. The environment in intestine is alkaline and the pancreatic and intestinal enzymes work better at higher pH. ...Read more

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Job, clean houses.Use toilet cleaner with hydrochloric acid along with 4 other cleaners in the bathrooms. I clean 12 rooms aday.Should i wear mask?

Msds sheets : Osha requires that all employers provide msds sheets on all the products that are used. Please review these sheets and make appropriate choices. Any on the job injuries may be grounds for a workers comp case. ...Read more

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Hey.....a drop of HCL(hydrochloric acid) fell on my hand Can the spot be removed?

Hey.....a drop of HCL(hydrochloric acid) fell on my hand
Can the spot be removed?

A burn: This is an acid burn. Hopefully you put the area in water to neutralize it. The area unless so severe should resolve on its own ...Read more