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active ingredient in Chlorox
lewis acid catalyst
oxidant (bleach)
welding in inert atmospheres.
haber process
found naturally in the ground as a result of radioactive processes.
used in treating cancer
used in making fertilizer
Ruby (contains Cr3+), Sapphire (Fe3+, Ti4+), Topaz(Fe3+)
washing soda
downs process
ubiquitious in biology
soft drinks, detergents.
CCl4, CHCl3, CH2Cl2
electrical insulator
chemistry is similar to Al, with +3 oxidation number. Not useful as a metal because it reacts with water. However it is used as an alloy to strengthen Al
ulcanization of rubber
(used for making nuclear reactor fuel)
milk of magnesia
stained glass windows
hall process
used as rocket fuel
used in aircraft
5.6% of the earthՉ۪s crust. 3g in the body, mostly as hemoglobin. Used in steel.
gas in liquid
cryogenics, for blimps, for He-Ne lasers.
Alloy in steel, oxygen transport in octopus
used as lubricants and for waterproofing
baking soda
used in steel, foods, glucose utilization
ice cream
flux in solder
poisonous gas used in organic chemistry
Present in vitamin B12. Used in steel.
refrigerant fire extinguishing
synthetic organic chemistry, and for making fire retardants
synthesis of pesticides, oil additives, flame retardants
Ca3(PO4)2 by heating with C and sand
AlCl3 �6H2O
white paint, also an important semiconductor, and as a photocatalyst
natural gas wells in Texas.
X-rays and lead-acid batteries
diamond, graphite, fullerenes (C60), carbon nanotubes.
papermaker's alum
explosive and fertilizer
excimer lasers (shortest wavelength commercially available lasers)
Used in mining, and as poisons
Used as a strengthening alloy in steel, plant growth
essential component of bone, including teeth.
solid in gas(smoke) liquid in gas(fog)
milk, mayo
(fertilizer) is a mixture of CaSO4 and Ca(H2PO4)2
used in production of fertilizer, petrochemicals, dyes, detergents.
used from chromatography media, and as a drying agent
ferromagnetic material used in tapes
oxidant, used as a catalyst in H2SO4 production.
alloy in steel
important reducing agent
produced from SnO2 by reaction with C
(rocket fuel)
used in making glass, ceramics
similar to graphite, but does not conduct. There are also diamond and nanotube forms, similar to carbon

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