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What are some common compounds we come across in our daily lives, besides water?
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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.
Posted by sanjeetmanna on August 23, 2012 at 9:54 PM (Answer #1)
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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.
Posted by etotheeyepi on August 23, 2012 at 11:52 PM (Answer #2)
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