What happens when hydrogen chloride gas is dissolved in water?

Hydrogen chloride gas on dissolving in water produces strong monobasic acid. Hydrochloric acid is formed.

  • Hydrogen chloride gas is not directly absorbed in water because direct absorption leads to the back suction of water
  • Hydrogen chloride (HCl) is a colourless gas that forms white fumes of hydrochloric acid when brought into contact with atmospheric humidity.
  • When dissolved in water, the HCl gas dissociates and forms hydronium and chloride ions:
  • HCl + H2O → H3O + + Cl
  • This solution is called hydrochloric acid

Was this answer helpful?


4.5 (6)


Choose An Option That Best Describes Your Problem

Thank you. Your Feedback will Help us Serve you better.

Leave a Comment

Your Mobile number and Email id will not be published. Required fields are marked *




Free Class