Characteristics of Hydrogen Chloride
Hydrogen Chloride is a colorless to slightly yellow corrosive gas with a pungent, irritating odor. Although not considered a combustible gas, it may react or form combustible compounds when contact is made with alcohol and hydrogen cyanide or with aluminum-titanium alloys. Dissolving Hydrogen chloride in water will yield a strong highly corrosive acid. It is for this reason that HCl is a strong irritant to the eyes, nose, and upper respiratory tract. Levels of 35 ppm can cause irritation to the throat even after a very short period of time.
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HYDROGEN CHLORIDE - HCl
Anhydrous Hydrochloric Acid, Chlorohydric Acid, Hydrochloride, Spirits of Salt,Muriatic Acid
PEL\TWA: 5 ppm
IDLH: 50 ppm
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Effects of Various HCl Levels
HCL Level in PPM
Resulting Conditions on Humans
Permissible Exposure Limit (PEL).
Irritation to the eyes, nose, throat even after a short period of time.
Immediately Dangerous to Life and Health (IDLH).
Death in 2-3 minutes.