Chemistry

Sodium Silicate

Sodium Silicate

Sodium Silicate Definition Sodium silicate is a white amorphous (without crystalline structure) solid with the physical properties listed above. Other forms of sodium silicate range from white powders with varying degrees of solubility in water, to greenish, glass-like solids, to liquids with var.....

Read More »

Magnesium Oxide

Magnesium Oxide

Magnesium Oxide Definition Magnesium oxide is the oxide salt of magnesium with antacid, laxative and vascular smooth muscle relaxant activities. It is an inorganic compound that occurs in nature as the mineral periclase. In aqueous media combines quickly with water to form magnesium hydroxide. Ma.....

Read More »

Magnesium Carbonate

Magnesium Carbonate

Magnesium Carbonate Definition Magnesium carbonate (MgCO3) is a white or brown crystalline solid or crystalline powdery compound that occurs naturally as dolomite and magnesite and is widely marketed as a health supplement. It is an important ore for magnesium. Used in the manufacture of material.....

Read More »

Oil Sands

Oil Sands

Oil Sands A mixture of sand or clay, water and extremely viscous petroleum called bitumen. Often referred to as unconventional oil. Oil sands are a combination of clay, sand, water, and bitumen, heavy black viscous oil. Tar sands can be mined and processed to extract the oil-rich bitumen, which i.....

Read More »

Magnesium Chloride

Magnesium Chloride

Magnesium Chloride Definition Magnesium chloride is a chemical element and its atomic number 12, atomic weight 24.312, symbol Mg. It is an inorganic salt (compound) that has one magnesium and two chloride ions with the chemical formula MgCl2. Its various hydrates have the formula MgCl2(H2O)x. It .....

Read More »

Carnallite

Carnallite

Carnallite Definition Carnallite is a white or sometimes coloured mineral consisting of a hydrated chloride of potassium and magnesium in orthorhombic crystalline form: a source of potassium and also used as a fertilizer. It is a hydrated potassium magnesium chloride with formula KMgCl3·6(H2O). .....

Read More »

About Potassium

About Potassium

About Potassium Definition Potassium is a soft, highly reactive, silvery-white metallic element of the alkali group occurring in nature only in compounds. It is essential for the growth of plants and is used especially in fertilizers and soaps. Its atomic number 19; atomic weight 39.098; melting .....

Read More »

Potassium Hydroxide

Potassium Hydroxide

Potassium Hydroxide Defnition Potassium hydroxide is a noncombustible, hydrophilic substance and therefore is highly corrosive to metal and tissue. It readily absorbs moisture from the atmosphere and forms a caustic solution that attacks aluminum and zinc. It is a strong inorganic alkaline compou.....

Read More »

Calcium Chloride

Calcium Chloride

Calcium Chloride Definition Calcium chloride is a white crystalline salt that attracts water very strongly. It is used in refrigeration and is spread on roads to melt ice and control dust. It is an ionic compound of calcium and chlorine. It is highly soluble in water and it is deliquescent. It is.....

Read More »

Hygroscopy

Hygroscopy

Hygroscopy Definition Hygroscopy: It is relating to a compound that easily absorbs moisture from the atmosphere. When water vapor is absorbed the water molecules are taken into the molecules of the substance, often resulting in physical changes, such as increased volume. Color, boiling point, tem.....

Read More »

Polycarbonate

Polycarbonate

Polycarbonate Definition Polycarbonate is a synthetic thermoplastic resin, a linear polymer of carbonic acid, used for molded products, films, and nonbreakable windows. The main advantage of this material over other types of plastic is its great strength combined with light weight. While acrylic .....

Read More »

Polylactic Acid

Polylactic Acid

Polylactic Acid Definition Polylactic acid (PLA) is biodegradable and has characteristics similar to polypropylene (PP), polyethylene (PE), or polystyrene (PS). It is a type of plastic that is used in building models and prototypes of solid objects and components. It is thermoplastic polyester th.....

Read More »