Sulphuric Acid (Laboratory Use)

28th October 2018

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Need Sulphuric Acid for Laboratory Use?

We supply sulphuric acid for laboratory use in 2.5L containers, with discounts available for bulk orders. This product is sold with a minimum purity of 96% and impurity levels not exceeding 2ppm arsenic, 5ppm lead, 0.005% chloride, 0.002% iron, 0.001% nitrate and 0.01% non-volatile matter.

All our products also come with further options, including custom packaging and specific pack sizes. Contact us for more information or for free technical advice.

What are the Most Common Applications of Sulphuric Acid?

This acid is a very important chemical in industry, used in multiple applications and processes. The majority is used in the manufacture of fertilisers, detergents, resins, pharmaceuticals, catalysts and insecticides, as well as minor applications, such as aluminium reduction, paper sizing and water treatment.

In addition, niche applications include printing inks, coated fabrics, pigments and enamels, as well as the production of explosives, textiles and batteries, to name just a few.

Raw Material in the Manufacture of Fertilisers

The major use for sulphuric acid is undoubtedly in the manufacture of several fertilisers. Of these, the most important is to synthesise phosphoric acid which is subsequently used to produce potassium-based fertilisers.

The process uses fluorapatite (Ca5F(PO4)3) treated with sulphuric acid, which produces hydrated calcium sulphate (CaSO4), hydrogen fluoride (HF) and phosphoric acid (H3PO4).

Ca5F(PO4)3 + 5H2SO4 + 10H2O → 5CaSO4.2H2O + HF + 3H3PO4

Another process in the manufacture of fertilisers involves synthesis between sulphuric acid and ammonia, typically derived from the thermal decomposition of coal.

The reaction allows ammonia to crystallise as salt ammonium sulphate which is then sold in the agro-chemical industry.

100% Quality Guarantee

All our products come with 100% quality guarantee and are usually shipped within 24 hours after purchase.

If you need help, a member of staff will be glad to help you before, during and after your purchase to ensure our product meets your needs.

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