Use of acids and bases in daily life ?

Asked by prabhatsahrawat28 | 13th Jun, 2015, 09:36: AM

Expert Answer:

      Uses of Acids

  • Hydrochloric acid used in the production of glucose from corn starch.
  • Carbonic acid (H2CO3) is used in aerated drinks.
  • Sulphuric acid is used in the manufacture of fertilisers, paints, dyes, chemicals, plasti-cs and synthetic fibres.
  • Sulphuric acid is also used in car batteries.
  • Nitric acid is used in the manufacture of fertilizers, explosives like TNT, dyes and drugs.

Uses of Bases

  • Sodium hydroxide is used in the production of soaps, paper and synthetic fibres like rayon.
  • Magnesium hydroxide is used as an antacid to neutralize the acid in the stomach.
  • Ammonium hydroxide is used in the manufacture of fertilizers like ammonium phosphate and ammonium sulphate.
  • Calcium hydroxide is used in the manufacture of bleaching powder.


Answered by Vaibhav Chavan | 14th Jun, 2015, 12:43: PM

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