|1.||a colourless pungent corrosive gas obtained by the action of sulphuric acid on sodium chloride: used in making vinyl chloride and other organic chemicals. Formula: HCl|
|2.||an aqueous solution of hydrogen chloride; hydrochloric acid|
hydrogen chloride n.
A colorless, fuming, corrosive, very soluble, suffocating gas that forms hydrochloric acid in solution.
A colorless, corrosive, suffocating gas used in making plastics and in many industrial processes. When mixed with water, it forms hydrochloric acid. Chemical formula: HCl.