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  • noun chemistry, dated Sulphuric acid.

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  • noun (H2SO4) a highly corrosive acid made from sulfur dioxide; widely used in the chemical industry

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This term was coined by the 8th-century Alchemist Jabir ibn Hayyan, the chemical's probable discoverer.

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