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Have you ever wondered what makes that pleasantly tangy taste in your Coca-Cola How about one of the chemicals that is used in your fertilizer back home Well that chemical happens to be Phosphoric acid which is used in several household products Phosphoric acid might have been in that bar of soap you used this morning to take a shower In this paper I will describe where Phosphoric acid is used its formula how it is made who it was discovered by where it is used how it is an intermediate product how it has helped or harmed society and how it is hazardous My chemical is called Phosphoric acid or H3PO4 The commercial method of the preparation is sulfuric acid added to the phosphate rock 3 H2SO4l Ca3PO42s 6 H2Ol 2 H3PO4s 3 CaSO42H2Os Phosphoric acid is a clear colorless syrupy liquid with a slight acid odor Its boiling point is 158ordmC 316ordmF and its melting point 21ordmC 70ordmF Its vapor density is 34 Its specific gravity is 1685 Another name for phosphoric acid is called orthophosphoric acid Two molecules of it are formed by adding three molecules of water to one molecule of phosphorus pentoxide which makes rhombic crystals The crystals are then melted at about 42ordmC It then forms orthophosphate salts with 1 to 3 hydrogens that is replaced by another positive ion When this is heated to about 225ordmC it is formed into phosphoric acid Phosphoric acid was discovered by K W Scheele and J G Ghan when they isolated phosphous from bone ash and produced phosphoric acid by the nitric acid on the phosphorus in 1770 There is around 10 million tons of phosphoric acid produced in the Untied States each year About 80 of the acid is used in the production of fertilizers and the remaining 10 is used for detergent additives cleansers insecticide production and cattle feed additives In the steel
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