Chemistry

Peroxymonosulfuric acid – a sulfur oxoacid

Peroxymonosulfuric acid – a sulfur oxoacid

Peroxymonosulfuric acid, (H2SO5), is a sulfur oxoacid. It is also known as persulfuric acid, peroxysulfuric acid, or Caro’s acid. It is a conjugate acid of a peroxysulfate(1-). In this acid, the S(VI) center adopts its characteristic tetrahedral geometry; the connectivity is indicated by th.....

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Peroxydisulfuric acid – an inorganic compound

Peroxydisulfuric acid – an inorganic compound

Peroxydisulfuric acid is a sulfur oxoacid. It is an inorganic compound with a chemical formula H2S2O8. It is the conjugate acid of peroxydisulfate. Also called Marshall’s acid after its inventor Professor Hugh Marshall, it is a sulfur oxoacid. In structural terms, it can be written HO3SOOSO.....

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Monopotassium phosphate – an inorganic compound

Monopotassium phosphate – an inorganic compound

Monopotassium phosphate (MKP) is a soluble salt of potassium and the dihydrogen phosphate ion. It is also known as, potassium dihydrogen phosphate, KDP, or monobasic potassium phosphate) is the inorganic compound with the formula KH2PO4. It is a source of phosphorus and potassium as well as a buf.....

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Dipotassium phosphate – an inorganic compound

Dipotassium phosphate – an inorganic compound

Dipotassium phosphate (K2HPO4)  is a water-soluble salt that you may have purchased in the commercial form of a food additive, a fertilizer, and also a buffering agent in manufactured foods. It is also known as dipotassium hydrogen orthophosphate; potassium phosphate dibasic) is the inorgani.....

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Aluminum Hydroxide – an inorganic compound

Aluminum Hydroxide – an inorganic compound

Aluminum Hydroxide, Al(OH)3,  is an inorganic compound containing aluminum. It is found in nature as the mineral gibbsite (also known as hydrargillite) and it’s three much rarer polymorphs: bayerite, doyleite, and nordstrandite.  It is used in various immunologic preparations to improve i.....

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Chlorosulfuric Acid (Properties, Uses)

Chlorosulfuric Acid (Properties, Uses)

Chlorosulfuric acid (IUPAC name: sulfurochloridic acid) is a colorless to light yellow oily liquid also known as chlorosulfonic acid and sulfuric chlorohydrin. The inorganic compound with the formula HSO3Cl is what it is. It’s a colorless, distillable liquid that’s also hygroscopic an.....

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Ammonium persulfate – an inorganic compound

Ammonium persulfate – an inorganic compound

Ammonium persulfate (APS) is the inorganic compound with the formula (NH4)2S2O8. It appears as a white crystalline solid. It is a colorless (white) salt that is highly soluble in water, much more so than the related potassium salt. It is an oxidizing agent that is used with TEMED to catalyze the .....

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Sodium percarbonate – a chemical substance

Sodium percarbonate – a chemical substance

Sodium percarbonate, also called sodium carbonate peroxide, is an inorganic salt that typically appears as a colorless, crystalline solid. It is a chemical substance with the formula Na2H3CO6. It appears as a colorless, crystalline solid. It is an adduct of sodium carbonate (“soda ash”.....

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Sodium perborate – a chemical compound

Sodium perborate – a chemical compound

Sodium perborate is an activating and recharging agent for textiles—it converts carboxylate groups of polycarboxylate coatings on cellulose into peroxocarboxylates. It is a chemical compound whose chemical formula may be written NaH2BO4, Na2H4B2O8, or, more properly, [Na+]2·[B2O4(OH)4]2-. Its .....

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Sodium metaborate – a colorless solid chemical compound

Sodium metaborate – a colorless solid chemical compound

Sodium metaborate is an inorganic sodium salt having metaborate as the counterion. It is a colorless solid chemical compound of sodium, boron, and oxygen with the formula NaBO2. It is an inorganic sodium salt and a member of borate salts. The formula can be written also as Na2O·B2O3 to highlight.....

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Chloroacetic acid – an organochlorine compound

Chloroacetic acid – an organochlorine compound

Chloroacetic acid is a chlorocarboxylic acid that is acetic acid carrying a 2-chloro substituent. It industrially known as monochloroacetic acid (MCA), is the organochlorine compound with the formula ClCH2CO2H. It has a role as an alkylating agent and a herbicide. This carboxylic acid is a useful.....

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Potassium Acetate – the potassium salt of acetic acid

Potassium Acetate – the potassium salt of acetic acid

Potassium Acetate is the acetate salt form of potassium, an essential macromineral. Its chemical formula is CH3COOK. It is the potassium salt of acetic acid. It is also called Diuretic salt or Potassium ethanoate, or Acetic acid potassium salt. It is a hygroscopic solid under room temperature. It.....

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