Also called orthophosphoric acid pesticides. It is used in production of phosphate fertilisers. Commonly seen in cleaning, rust removal, etching and sanitising agents.
|Removal of rust from metal surfaces||Additive to acidify foods and beverages||Cleaner in construction-related trades|
|Hot phosphoric acid is used in micro-fabrication to etch silicon nitride||Water treatment, petrochemical catalyst||Coagulating the latex rubber|
|Dyeing in textile industry||Dental cement||Manufacture of fertilizers|
Phosphoric acid, also referred to as phosphoric(V) acid or orthophosphoric acid is one of the popular and most used acids. As such, the raw form of this acid is extracted from phosphate rocks, whereas more pure form is produced industrially from white phosphorus. Pure phosphoric acid is usually in a crystalline solid-state and in less concentrated form. Generally, it is a colourless, syrupy, odourless, and non-volatile liquid.
Phosphoric acid which is also a mineral acid is represented by the formula H3PO4 and it contains one atom of phosphorus, four atoms of oxygen and three atoms of hydrogen.