sulfuric acid sul·fu·ric acid (sŭl-fyur'ĭk)
A colorless, nearly odorless, corrosive liquid that is used occasionally as a caustic. Also called vitriol.
A strong corrosive acid. It combines very easily with water, making it a good drying agent. Sulfuric acid is the most widely used acid in industry. It is used to make detergents, dyes, drugs, explosives, pigments, fertilizers, and many other products. It is also the acid in lead-acid electric batteries. Chemical formula: H2SO4.