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What are the advantages and disadvantages of storing sulfuric acid in a metal can?

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  • ADVANTAGE: Actually there is no advantages for storing sulphuric acid in a metal can.
  • DISADVANTAGE: Sulphuric acid may react with metal (a metal can). But if it comes into contact with a metal it may generate hydrogen gas, which creates an explosion risk.
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