How to Use Muriatic Acid on a Ruby Stone?

Answer Muriatic Acid, otherwise know as hydrochloric acid, is a solution of hydrogen-chloride gas dissolved in water. It is sold in hardware stores and places where pool chemicals are sold. Although it's ... Read More »

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Which is stronger: sulfuric acid or muriatic acid?

If the "strength" of an acid is defined as having a lower pH value in equal concentrations, then muriatic acid (hydrochloric acid) is stronger than sulfuric acid. The pH of sulfuric acid is 0.3 wh... Read More »

If muriatic acid is safe to pH the water in swimming pools can water that is just pH'ed with the acid be used on house plants?

If the water you are intending to use has been brought to Ph of 7.2 as is normally done in swimming pools then there is no problem at all using it to water plants. No. Do not use this acid mixed wi... Read More »

How do I mix muriatic acid?

Wear safety goggles, rubber gloves and protective clothing when working with muriatic acid. Fill a container with water, and slowly add small amounts of muriatic acid to the water. First create a v... Read More »

What is a muriatic acid?

Muriatic acid's chemical name is hydrochloric acid (HCl). It is a hazardous chemical that can cause damage to the skin, clothes and even metal. Muriatic acid has a number of uses; some of them for ... Read More »