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.

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