Chemical Formula & Uses of Some Important Compounds

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In this article we will share some important chemical compounds which are asked in SSC Exams. In this list Compound name, Chemical formula of compound and its uses are given.

Here is the list of Chemical Compounds

1. Calcium Carbonate 
Formula: CaCO3
Uses: Non-prescription drug for relief from acid indigestion and heartburn. Also considered a calcium supplement..
2. Sodium Chloride
Formula: NaCl
Uses: Used to season food (during food preparation and at the table), also used in the past as a method of food preservation.
3. Methane
Formula: CH4
Uses: natural gas, fuel (also called Marsh Gas)
4. Aspirin
Formula: C9H8O4
Uses: Pain Reliever
5. Potassium Tartrate
Formula: K2C4H4O6
Uses: cream of tartar, cooking
6. Baking soda
Formula: NaHCO3
Uses: cooking
7. Acetaminophen
Formula: C8H9NO2
Uses: Pain Reliever
8. Acetic Acid
Formula: C2H4O2
Uses: Active ingredient in vinegar
9. Caffeine
Formula: C8H10N4O2
Uses: stimulant in coffee, tea, some soda
10. Propane
Formula: C3H8
Uses: fuel for cooking
11. Sodium Carbonate
Formula: Na2CO3
Uses: washing soda
12.Phosphoric Acid
Formula: H3PO4
Uses: flavouring in soda
13. Ascorbic acid
Formula: C6H8O6
Uses: Essential vitamin (vitamin C)
14. Ammonia
Formula: NH3
Uses: fertilizer, household cleaner when dissolved in water
15. Ethylene Glycol
Formula: C2H6O2
Uses: antifreeze
16. Calcium Carbonate
Formula: CaCO3
Uses: antacid
17. Ethanol
Formula: C2H5OH
Uses: disinfectant, alcoholic beverages
18.Carbon dioxide
Formula: CO2
Uses: carbonating agent in soda
19. Hydrochloric Acid
Formula: HCl
Uses: production of batteries, photoflash bulbs and fireworks. It's even used to process sugar and make gelatin.
20. Calcium Oxide
Formula: CaO
Uses: Less common in modern homes than in the past. Glows when heated; was used in theatres before invention of electric lighting. Health risks on skin contact or inhalation.
21. Sucrose
Formula: C12H22O11
Uses: Used in cooking. Use as a sweetener.
22. Potassium Carbonate
Formula: K2CO3
Uses: Potash is the common name for various mined and manufactured salts that contain potassium in water-soluble form.
23. Plaster of Paris
Formula: 2CaSO4·½H2O
Uses: used for casts to hold broken limbs in place, modelling casts, sculptures and in plasterboard walls and ceilings
24. Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4.2H2O
Uses: Use to manufacture dry wall, plaster, joint compound.
25. Sodium Bicarbonate
Formula: NaHCO3
Uses: Used in baking where it reacts with other ingredients, releasing carbon dioxide (CO2), helping dough rise.
26. Sulphuric Acid
Formula: H2SO4
Uses: Used in lead-acid batteries for cars and other vehicles. It is also known as Vitriol.
27. Hydrogen Peroxide
Formula: H2O2
Uses: Used as a mouth wash (Personal Hygiene)
Chemical formula of Psuedo Alum - K2SO4.Al2(SO4)3.24H2O
Aqua Regia
is a mixture of - HCl and HNO3 . In aqua-regia,3 parts of HCl and 1 part of HNO3 are mixed.

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