- of, relating to, or containing sulfur, especially in the hexavalent state.
Origin of sulfuric
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Examples from the Web for sulfuric
The most common acids are sulfuric, hydrochloric, and nitric.Encyclopedia of Diet
Sulfuric acid, that there's what ye said—an' that there's what I got.Motor Matt; or, The King of the Wheel
Stanley R. Matthews
It must not be hot enough, however, to volatilize the sulfuric acid.Detection of the Common Food Adulterants
Edwin M. Bruce
Put a drop of concentrated nitric or sulfuric acid on a piece of colored wool cloth, or on a piece of colored silk.Common Science
Carleton W. Washburne
From a burette, quarter normal (N/4) sulfuric acid is added until the pink color is just discharged.Soap-Making Manual
E. G. Thomssen
Word Origin and History for sulfuric
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Containing sulfur, especially sulfur with a valence of 6. Compare sulfurous.
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