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Sulphuric acid. View of a bottle of sulphuric acid, formula: H2SO4. This acid is one of the most important industrial chemicals, and has many laboratory uses as well. In industry, it is used for refining petroleum, and in the production of fertilisers and paints. In the laboratory, it is used as a stock strong acid, and also can be used as an dehydrating agent and an oxidising agent. It is also the acid found in lead-acid car batteries.
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