Hydrogen chloride (HCl)

Substance: Hydrogen chloride.

Also known as: Hydrochloric acid gas Hydrochloride

Chemspider article about hydrogen chloride

Wikipedia article about hydrogen chloride

Hazard information danger

Compressed gas
Corrosive cat. 1
Toxic cat. 1 - 3

Hazard statements

  • Contains gas under pressure; may explode if heated
  • Causes severe skin burns and eye damage
  • Causes serious eye damage
  • Toxic if inhaled

Precautionary statements

  • Avoid breathing dust/fume/ gas/mist/vapours/spray. [As modified by IV ATP]
  • Wash … thoroughly after handling.
  • Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product.
  • Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. [As modified by IV ATP]
  • Wash contaminated clothing before reuse. [As modified by IV ATP]
  • Store locked up.
  • Dispose of contents/container to … [… in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulation (to be specified)].

Experiments with this reagent