Sulfuric Acid is a mineral acid composed of sulfur, Oxygen and Hydrogen. Sulfuric Acid is a very strong Acid that dissolves in water at any percentage. It contains polar molecules that can form hydrogen bonds with each other. It is a liquid with a high boiling point and is also a viscous liquid. These molecular conditions cause Sulfuric acid to dissolve well in water and produce various acidic solutions. Sulfuric Acid is a very strong mineral acid that occurs naturally in volcanic gases. It’s reaction with water is highly exothermic, so the sudden addition of water should be avoided.
Sulfuric Acid production
The process of producing Sulfuric Acid begins with the extraction of sulfur. In the next step, Sulfur is converted to Sulfur Dioxide. Sulfur Dioxide is then converted to Sulfur Trioxide, and finally Sulfuric Acid is produced.
There are two main industrial methods for production of Sulfuric Acid, first one is the Contact Process and the other is the Wet Sulfuric Acid Process. There are other methods for producing Sulfuric Acid, which are used in some smaller industries.