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

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