why is hydrochloric acid called muriatic acid??

Asked by  | 18th Jul, 2008, 07:29: PM

Expert Answer:

Muriatic means brine; ‘marine’ (acid), hydrochloric.Means muria brine (the acid being obtained by heating salt with sulphuric acid.so hydrochloric acid iscalled muriatic acid?

Answered by  | 19th Jul, 2008, 11:22: AM

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