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What are the advantages and disadvantages of storing sulfuric acid in a metal can?
- 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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Sulfuric acid is best stored in its highest concentrations and inside glass or acid proof ceramics.
what metals react with diluted acid
Acid precipitation affects stone primarily in two ways: dissolution and alteration. When sulfurous, sulfuric, and nitric acids in polluted air react with the calcite in marble… and limestone, the calcite dissolves. In exposed areas of buildings and statues, we see roughened surfaces, removal of material, and loss of carved details. Stone surface material may be lost all over or only in spots that are more reactive. You might expect that sheltered areas of stone buildings and monuments would not be affected by acid precipitation. However, sheltered areas on limestone and marble buildings and monuments show blackened crusts that have spalled (peeled) off in some places, revealing crumbling stone beneath. This black crust is primarily composed of gypsum, a mineral that forms from the reaction between calcite, water, and sulfuric acid. Gypsum is soluble in water; although it can form anywhere on carbonate stone surfaces that are exposed to sulfur dioxide gas (SO2), it is usually washed away. It remains only on protected surfaces that are not directly washed by the rain. Gypsum is white, but the crystals form networks that trap particles of dirt and pollutants, so the crust looks black. Eventually the black crusts blister and spall off, revealing crumbling stone.When marble is exposed to acidic rain, sharp edges and carving details gradually become rounded. Antefixes, roof of the Philadelphia Merchants' Exchange (built in 1832). | Blackened crusts on sheltered portions of the limestone Chicago Tribune Building, Chicago, Illinois. / Formed as a result of air pollution, gypsum alteration crusts have blackened, blistered, and spalled from a marble baluster at the Organization of American States building, Washington, D.C. | Scanning electron microscope photograph of gypsum crystals with dirt and pollution particles trapped by the network of crystals. The scale bar is 10 micrometers long. / / A marble column at the Merchants' Exchange in Philadelphia shows loss of material where the stone is exposed to rain and blackening of the stone surface where the stone is sheltered from rain.
they react violently giving sodium sulphate and hydrogen gas
most metals do with the exception of gold, platinum, and rhenium.
There are no advantages.
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When you put a metal inside sulphuric acid, the metal quickly displaces the hydrogen and forms respective metal sulphate and hydrogen gas is liberated. But this happens i…n the case of reactive metals only. In case of Mercury, Copper, Silver, Gold And Platinum no reaction occurs.
It has widely varied uses and plays some part in the production of nearly all manufactured goods. The major use of sulfuric acid is in the production of fertilizers, e.g., sup…erphosphate of lime and ammonium sulfate. It is widely used in the manufacture of chemicals, e.g., in making hydrochloric acid, nitric acid, sulfate salts, synthetic detergents, dyes and pigments, explosives, and drugs. It is used in petroleum refining to wash impurities out of gasoline and other refinery products. Sulfuric acid is used in processing metals, e.g., in pickling (cleaning) iron and steel before plating them with tin or zinc. Rayon is made with sulfuric acid. It serves as the electrolyte in the lead-acid storage battery commonly used in motor vehicles.
Copper metal does not have enough reactivity to react with sulfuric acid.
zinc and copper and titanium. good luck!
Can be for a limited time, after which it will form graphite on the inside surface of the container. Some of this dissolves in the acid to give a brown colour. This acid can n…o longer be used for determining the Chemical Oxygen Demand of waste water.
No, not strictly speaking. Sulfuric acid is a mineral acid. It is made by reacting Sulfur Trioxide with water. Sulfur Trioxide IS a non-metal oxide.
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No. Sulfuric acid is an acid. The alkali metals are metallicelements.
Most acids will not dissolve glass, hydrofluoric acid being anotable exception. Glass is non-porous, so acids cannot absorb intoit. The main disadvantage is glass's breakabil…ity.