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Fisher Chemical - High Purity Acids

Find the perfect chemicals for your analytical application 

  • Rigorous quality assurance and testing procedures throughout the production process ensure the lot-to-lot consistency required for reproducible results
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  • High-volume solvent delivery systems, available in 10L to 1000L, offer environmentally friendly solvent handling solutions for your applications, enhancing safety and improving productivity within your lab 

Acids

Acids are defined as substances that have a sour taste, a low pH (<7), and cause litmus paper to turn red. They also react with bases (yielding water and ionic compounds called salts) and produce hydrogen gas when used to dissolve metals such as zinc and iron.

Chemically, an acid is a molecule or ion that acts as a proton or hydrogen ion donor (Brønsted-Lowry acid) in a non-aqueous solution. In water, acids form hydronium ions (H3O+).

An acid is alternatively defined as a molecule or ion that accepts an electron pair (Lewis acid). One example is trifluoroborane, which has a boron atom capable of accepting an electron pair from ammonia (NH3) to form NH3-BF3.

Common inorganic acids include hydrochloric, sulfuric, nitric, and phosphoric acids. Common organic acids include acetic, benzoic, citric, and lactic acids.

In the laboratory, acids are used as reagents or catalysts in many types of chemical reactions.

Strong acids, such as sulfuric and hydrochloric acid, are highly corrosive and have extensive commercial applications.

  • Sulfuric acid is used to process petroleum and minerals and to make other chemicals like nitric acid
  • Hydrochloric acid is used to pickle steel and other metals
  • Some acids are used as neutralizers to produce salts; for example, ammonium nitrate is produced by the reaction of nitric acid with ammonia
  • Many acids are also used in the food and beverage industry

Acids are available in concentrated form or in solutions and in a variety of grades based on purity, including reagent (ACS), laboratory, and other technical and specialty preparations.

Fisher Chemical high-purity acids selection guide

Product description Pack size Optima Trace Metal
Acetic Acid Glacial 250mL, 500mL, 1L, 2.5L detection level ppt to as low as ppq 1 ppb level detection
Ammonia Solution 250mL, 500mL, 1L detection level ppt to as low as ppq 1 ppb level detection
Hydrobormic Acid 500mL detection level ppt to as low as ppq 1 ppb level detection
Hydrochloric Acid 250mL, 500mL, 1L, 2.5L detection level ppt to as low as ppq 1 ppb level detection
Hydrofluoric Acid 250mL, 500mL, 1L detection level ppt to as low as ppq 1 ppb level detection
Hydrogen Peroxide 500mL detection level ppt to as low as ppq 1 ppb level detection
Nitric Acid 250mL, 500mL, 1L, 2.5L detection level ppt to as low as ppq 1 ppb level detection
Perchloric Acid 250mL, 500mL, 1L, 2.5L detection level ppt to as low as ppq 1 ppb level detection
Sulfuric Acid 250mL, 500mL, 1L, 2.5L detection level ppt to as low as ppq 1 ppb level detection
Water 500mL, 1L, 2L detection level ppt to as low as ppq 1 ppb level detection
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We offer more than 5,000 Fisher Chemical™ acids, bases, solvents, dry chemicals, solutions and reagents for a variety of applications. We have chemicals for chromatography, elemental analysis or other analytical applications in a variety of settings: industry, production, quality control, research, routine analysis or development.

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