Sulfuric acid properties
Sulfuric acid (H2SO4) – also known as hydrogen sulfate – is applied to produce fertilizers and many chemical products (detergents, phosphoric acid). It is also largely used in metal treatment for pickling and chromating. At last, sulfuric acid is employed for producing both explosives and in batteries – particularly for lead car batteries.
|CAS||TWA (8 hours)||STEL (15 minutes)||LEL||IP||Density / Air||Filter / SCBA|
|7664-93-9||0.2 ppm||0.5 ppm||–||12.0 eV||1.84||E-P3|
Sulfuric acid effects on health
At ambient temperature, sulfuric acid (H2SO4) is an oily, colorless and odorless (when it is a pure gas) liquid. In case of dirt, it might be yellow-brown. This very corrosive substance can cause skin burnings and severe eye damage (H314). Sulfuric acid vapors are also very harmful and can be lethal if inhaled. If used alone, hydrogen sulfate is neither flammable nor explosive.
Sulfuric acid effects on health (H2SO4)