Hydrobromic acid is a colorless/faint yellow acid that is stronger that hydrochloric acid. It can be prepared in lab by dissolving HBr in water; reacting water, Br2 and SO2 or combining the atoms of hydrogen and bromine. The strong acid must be handled carefully as it has a pungent irritating odor. This water soluble acid is mainly used to produce inorganic bromides, for instance zinc bromide, calcium bromide and sodium bromide. This strong mineral acid is used in chemistry labs as a chemical intermediate, reagent, and catalyst. Organic compounds can be prepared by using hydrobromic acid.