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How does sulphuric acid occur in nature?

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Sulphuric acid occurs in nature in two states:
1. In the free state: it is found in some of the thermal springs (sulphur springs).
2. In the combined state: It is found as a metal sulphate. The table given below lists some naturally occurring sulphates with their corresponding common names and chemical formulae:

Chemical name Common name Chemical formula
Aluminium sulphate Alum K2SO4Al2(SO4)3.24H2O
Magnesium sulphate Kieserite MgSO4.H2O
Calcium sulphate Gypsum CaSO4.2H2O
Barium sulphate Baryte BaSO4

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