Class 12 Chemistry P Block Elements Properties of hydrogen chloride

Properties of hydrogen chloride

  • It is colorless gas with pungent smell.
  • It can be easily liquefied.
  • It freezes to white crystalline solid.
  • It is highly soluble in water.
  • It readily reacts with ammonia forming ammonium chloride:
  • Class_12_Group_17_Chemical_Properties_Of_Hydrogen_Chloride
  • It forms aqua regia that is a mixture of HNO3 with HCl in ratio of 1:3 that helps in dissolving noble metals.
  • It can decompose salts of weaker acids:
  • Class_12_Group_17_Chemical_Properties_Of_Hydrogen_Chloride_1

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