Eastern Reliability

Common Chemical Names

Chemicals are prolific in the industrial tank industry and many chemicals can be known by more than one name. To provide clarity, below you will find a breakdown of some of the most frequently used chemicals, their common names, alternate names, and their chemical formula.

Frequently Used Chemicals

Chemical Name Common Name Alternate Chemical Name(s) Formula
Sulfuric Acid Oil of Vitriol Sulphuric Acid
Battery Acid
Vitriol
Mineral Acid
Hydrogen Sulfate
H2SO4
Sodium Hypochlorite Bleach   NaClO
Sodium Hydroxide Lye Caustic Soda
Caustic
NaOH
Hydrochloric Acid Muriatic Acid Spirits of Salt
Acid Salts
HCl
Urea DEF Carbamide
Carbonyl Diamide
Diaminomethanal
Diesel Emissions Fluid
CH4N2O

See our chemical storage recommendations for more information.