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Footnotes:

Dilute hydrochloric acid is one of the three common dilute acids used in the laboratory.

Concentrated hydrochloric acid is used in the manufacture of many chemicals.

 

 

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The Properties of Gases

 

Hydrogen Chloride gas

Physical Properties

Chemical Properties

Hydrogen chloride gas

Colour

Colourless

Odour

Pungent odour
Poisonous

Density compared to air (heavier or lighter)

Heavier than air.

Solubility in water

Very soluble in water. It reacts with water to form hydrochloric acid.

Burning

Does not support combustion.

Moist pH paper

Acidic reaction

Red rose petals

No reaction

Specific test

It will fume in moist air.

 

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