Confused HCl: Hydrogen Chloride or Hydrochloric Acid?

Sathyanarayana Reddy Perumalla, Changquan Calvin Sun
  • Chemistry - A European Journal, April 2012, Wiley
  • DOI: 10.1002/chem.201103669

Do not confuse hydrogen chloride with hydrochloric acid!

What is it about?

Hydrogen chloride (HCl) is a gas. It has distinct properties than its aqueous solution, hydrochloric acid, and unique applications in chemistry. We show that several drugs cannot form chlorid salts with hydrochloric acid but they can when HCl is used. Therefore, it is important to clarify the terminology to distinguish HCl from hydrochloric acid.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/chem.201103669

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