How does sulfuric acid form and how it is made? a brief summary

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Sulphuric acid is formed by the oxidation of sulphide minerals. An example of a sulphide mineral is iron sulphide. It is dense, colorless, and oily. It is capable of dissolving metals and many organic materials.

There are two commercial processes by which it is made. The lead chamber process and the...

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Sulphuric acid is formed by the oxidation of sulphide minerals. An example of a sulphide mineral is iron sulphide. It is dense, colorless, and oily. It is capable of dissolving metals and many organic materials.

There are two commercial processes by which it is made. The lead chamber process and the contact process. The lead chamber process involves the oxidation of sulfur dioxide. This is done by using nitric acid with water. The reaction occurs in large lead rooms. The contact process occurs when sulphur dioxide is converted into sulfur trioxide. The sulfur trioxide reacts with water and sulphuric acid is the product.

It is very important in industry. Some things it is used for is petroleum refining, fertilizer, dyes, explosives, and detergents.

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