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see sulfuric.

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Examples from the Web for sulphuric

Historical Examples of sulphuric

  • The cables are insulated with rubber, upon which sulphuric acid has no effect.

    The Automobile Storage Battery

    O. A. Witte

  • Sulphate of quinine is made by the use of sulphuric acid as a solvent.

  • But his humour is bitter as gall, and corrosive as sulphuric acid.

    Maxim Gorki

    Hans Ostwald

  • Treated with sulphuric acids of concentration, (a) 92.1 grs.

  • In other words, the zinc has taken the place of the hydrogen in sulphuric acid.