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Daily Life Uses Of Acids And Bases

Uses Of Acids And Bases

Uses Of Acids

  • Benzoic acid: Its salts are used to preserve food
  • Carbonic acid: To make carbonated drinks
  • Ethanoic acid: A main compound of vinegar
  • Hydrochloric acid: To clean metals before electroplating/ household cleaning/leather processing/swimming pool maintenance
  • Nitric acid: To clean metals before electroplating/household cleaning/leather processing/swimming pool maintenance.
  • Sulphuric acid: To make detergent, polymer and fertilizers
  • Tartaric acid: manufacturing of soft drinks, provide tartness to food, as an emetic (a substance to induce vomiting)
Uses Of Bases
  • Ammonia: prevent premature coagulation in natural/synthetic latex.
  • Aluminum hydroxide: manufacture other aluminum compound and to make gastric medicine (antacid)
  • Calcium hydroxide: To make cement, lime water, neutralize the acidity of soil and application of sewage treatment.
  • Sodium hydroxide: Used in the manufacturing of soaps, detergents, and cleaners.
  • Magnesium hydroxide: Suspension of magnesium hydroxide in water is used as an antacid, used as an antiperspirant armpit deodorant and as a nonhazardous alkali to neutralize acidic waste water.