What is Hydrobromic acid?
Hydrobromic acid is a colorless liquid formed by dissolving HBr in water. It is easily soluble in water and is one of the strong acids that we know. Hydrobromic acid is stronger than Hydrochloric acid and is among the strongest mineral acids. It is also highly corrosive and also fumes when it comes in contact with moist air. Hydrobromic acid is synthesized in the laboratory using Bromine, Sulphur Dioxide, and water.
Properties of the molecule
|Molecular weight/ Molar Mass of HBr||80.9119 g/mol|
|Color/Appearance of HBr||Faint yellow to colorless|
|Boiling point of HBr||-67℃|
|Melting point of HBr||-11℃|
|Solubility||Soluble in water|
Uses of the Hydrobromic acid
- Hydrobromic acid is used as a reagent used in the production of organobromine compounds.
- It is also used in producing inorganic bromides such as the bromides of zinc, sodium, and calcium.
- The acid is also used as a catalyst in the extraction of the ores and also for alkylation reactions.