The Many Uses of Surgical Spirit

The Many Uses of Surgical Spirit

Surgical spirit is simply a denatured alcohol solution containing ethyl alcohol (ethanol) and methyl alcohol (methanol), also known as rubbing alcohol. In addition to these ingredients, it also includes certain additives to render it bitter, as well as dyes to warn against abuse. Applications take advantage of its … [Read more...]

Health and Safety Guide: Hexane

Health and Safety Guide: Hexane

Hexane is a clear colourless liquid known as a 'hydrocarbon' with a chemical formula C6H14. Due to its toxicity, you can't buy Hexane on Amazon. However, you can purchase books on chemicals and Hexane. Common Uses of Hexane People who buy Hexane use it for a diverse range of reasons, including: To extract oil from … [Read more...]

The Everyday Uses of Sodium Carbonate

The Everyday Uses of Sodium Carbonate

Sodium Carbonate is a chemical whose formula appears as Na2CO3. It presents as a white powder or white crystals and has a number of diverse uses in the manufacture of soaps, ceramics, glass and as a cleaning agent. Sodium Carbonate is sometimes referred to as Washing Soda, Soda Crystals or Soda Ash. There are a number of … [Read more...]

Industrial and Laboratory Methods to Prepare Toluene

Industrial and Laboratory Methods to Prepare Toluene

Historically, toluene was produced from the by-product coke, but recently new methods include reformation of naphtha in the presence of a catalyst; and co-produced with pyrolysis gasoline in the steam cracking of liquid feeds. Less important industrial methods nowadays include via oil formed through carbonisation of coal … [Read more...]

Structure and Properties of Barium Chloride

Structure and Properties of Barium Chloride

Barium chloride (BaCl2) is probably the most common water-soluble salt with barium. It behaves as a simple salt when in aqueous solution, where is exhibits a neutral pH. This chemical was used in the past for both medical and veterinary applications, including for treatment of impaction in horses or rumination problems … [Read more...]