What is Magnesium Oxide?

What is Magnesium Oxide?

Magnesium Oxide is a solid white mineral that appears in nature as Periclase. It has a chemical formula of MgO. Magnesium Oxide was known in olden times as Magnesia Alba, or the White Mineral from Magnesia. This was to differentiate between it and Magnesia Negra, the Black Mineral containing Manganese. Magnesium Oxide is … [Read more...]

Use of Potassium Iodide after Nuclear Incidents

Use of Potassium Iodide after Nuclear Incidents

After the Chernobyl disaster in 1986, a solution of potassium iodide (KI) was applied to over 10 million children and 7 million adults, as a preventative measure to prevent accumulation of radioactive iodine-131 in the thyroid.  The main objective was to block accumulation of radioactive iodine, which is a carcinogenic … [Read more...]

5 Uses for Propan-2-OL

5 Uses for Propan-2-OL

The most common use for propan-2-ol is as a solvent, but it can also be found in many products, such as paint and lacquers, cleaners and disinfectants, cosmetic, pharmaceuticals, and de-icing aerosol cans. It can also be used as an intermediate product in other industrial procedures or as dehydrating and extracting … [Read more...]

What is Silver Oxide?

What is Silver Oxide?

Silver Oxide is also known as Silver (I) Oxide, but should not be confused with Silver (I,III) Oxide. Silver Oxide has a chemical formula of Ag2O and appears as a fine black or dark brown powder or crystals. Other synonyms of Silver Oxide include Silver Rust, Argentic Oxide, Silver Monoxide and Argentous Oxide. Silver … [Read more...]

Antifreeze Around the World

Antifreeze Around the World

Antifreeze is a product used worldwide in every engine, but the actual composition varies from region to region, depending on specific local needs. The main ingredient is water, as it provides the best heat transfer, but a compound with the ability to lower the freezing point needs to be used. To this effect, ethylene … [Read more...]