Hydrochloric acid

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Hydrochloric acid (HCl) is a common acid both in the body and in the lab. It is, for example, a major component of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gastric_acid gastric acid] (pH 1-2, 0.5% HCl). In experiments, it is used among other things to set the pH in buffers (e.g. [[Tris]]) and to reveal antigens (e.g. BrdU).
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Hydrochloric acid, abbreviation HCl<sub>(aq)</sub>, is a common acid both in the body and in the lab. It is, for example, a major component of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gastric_acid gastric acid] (pH 1-2, 0.5% w/v HCl). In experiments, it is used among other things to set the pH in buffers (e.g. [[Tris]]) and to reveal antigens (e.g. BrdU). Chemically speaking, it is a solution of the gas hydrogen chloride = HCl<sub>(g)</sub> in water.

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Hydrochloric acid, abbreviation HCl(aq), is a common acid both in the body and in the lab. It is, for example, a major component of gastric acid (pH 1-2, 0.5% w/v HCl). In experiments, it is used among other things to set the pH in buffers (e.g. Tris) and to reveal antigens (e.g. BrdU). Chemically speaking, it is a solution of the gas hydrogen chloride = HCl(g) in water.


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