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What are some common compounds we come across in our daily lives, besides water?

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booksrawhsuhm | Student | (Level 1) Honors

Posted August 23, 2012 at 2:28 PM via web

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What are some common compounds we come across in our daily lives, besides water?

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sanjeetmanna | College Teacher | (Level 3) Assistant Educator

Posted August 23, 2012 at 9:54 PM (Answer #1)

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There are more than 1000 compounds we use in our daily lives few are listed below.

Sodium chloride (NaCl) known as table salt used for cooking

Sodium hydrogen carbonate (NaHCO3) known as baking powder used for cooking

Sucrose (C12H22O11) as sugar used in cooking and bakery

Sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl) bleaching powder used for cleaning

Acetone also known as propan-2-one (CH3COCH3) used as Nail polish remover in cosmetic.

Methane (CH4) also known as Gobar gas also known as bio gas

Citric acid (C6H8O7) found in lemon juice

Vodka ethyl alcohol (C2H5OH) for drink

Vitamin C also known as ascorbic acid (C6H8O6) used for vitamin C supplements.

Helium gas used to fill helium balloons

Carbohydrates found in rice, potato etc., used for food

Proteins found in meat used for food

Arsenic for medication

Sodium fluoride found in toothpaste

Vinegar which is acetic acid (CH3COOH) used in food

Ethanol used for drink

Gasoline as fuel.

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etotheeyepi | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 1) Valedictorian

Posted August 23, 2012 at 11:52 PM (Answer #2)

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Aluminum chloride as a deodorant, ammonia as a cleaner, calcium carbide as fuel for lamps, carbon dioxide that we exhale, carbonic acid as seltzer, graphie a compound of carbon used as a lubricant, iron oxide as rust, propane to cook food, silicon oxide as sand, sodium borate as a cleaner, sodium hydroxide also called lye, sodium percarbonate as bleach, and stannous fluoride in tooth paste, titanium oxide as the pigment in white paint or (please God) my wedding dress, and of course water, which is rain, snow, ice, verga, hale, and dehydrated water.  Just add water to dehydrated water and one gets instant water.

The atomosphere is made mostly of nitrogen and oxgen, which are the compounds O2 and N2. Chlorine in swimming pools must be CL2.

Rotten eggs give off hydrogen sulvide.  Fools gold is Iron sulfide. Urine contains urea.

If you have an old house with white walls, the paint might contain lead carbonate.

I think that helium is an element, not a compound.

 

 

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