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Chemical Formula & Uses of Some Important Compounds

Chemical Formula & Uses of Some Important Compounds

Here is the list of Compounds

1. Compound Name: calcium carbonate
Formula: CaCO3
Uses: Non-prescription drug for relief from acid indigestion and heartburn. Also considered a calcium supplement..
2. Compound Name: 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. Compound Name: Methane
Formula: CH4
Uses: natural gas, fuel (also called Marsh Gas)
4. Compound Name: Aspirin
Formula: C9H8O4
Uses: Pain Reliever
5. Compound Name: Potassium tartrate
Formula: K2C4H4O6
Uses: cream of tartar, cooking
6. Compound Name: Baking soda
Formula: NaHCO3
Uses: cooking
7. Compound Name: Acetaminophen
Formula: C8H9NO2
Uses: Pain Reliever
8. Compound Name: Acetic acid
Formula: C2H4O2
Uses: Active ingredient in vinegar
9. Compound Name: Caffeine
Formula: C8H10N4O2
Uses: stimulant in coffee, tea, some soda
10. Compound Name: Propane
Formula: C3H8
Uses: fuel for cooking
11. Compound Name: Sodium carbonate
Formula: Na2CO3
Uses: washing soda
12. Compound Name: Phosphoric acid
Formula: H3PO4
Uses: flavouring in soda
13. Compound Name: Ascorbic acid
Formula: C6H8O6
Uses: Essential vitamin (vitamin C)
14. Compound Name: Ammonia
Formula: NH3
Uses: fertilizer, household cleaner when dissolved in water
15. Compound Name: Ethylene glycol
Formula: C2H6O2
Uses: antifreeze
16. Compound Name: Calcium carbonate
Formula: CaCO3
Uses: antacid
17. Compound Name: Ethanol
Formula: C2H5OH
Uses: disinfectant, alcoholic beverages
18. Compound Name: Carbon dioxide
Formula: CO2
Uses: carbonating agent in soda
19. Compound Name: Hydrochloric acid
Formula: HCl
Uses: production of batteries, photoflash bulbs and fireworks. It's even used to process sugar and make gelatin.
20. Compound Name: 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. Compound Name: Sucrose
Formula: C12H22O11
Uses: Used in cooking. Use as a sweetener.
22. Compound Name: potassium carbonate
Formula: K2CO3
Uses: Potash is the common name for various mined and manufactured salts that contain potassium in water-soluble form.
23. Compound Name: 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. Compound Name: Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4.2H2O
Uses: Use to manufacture dry wall, plaster, joint compound.
25. Compound Name: sodium bicarbonate
Formula: NaHCO3
Uses: Used in baking where it reacts with other ingredients, releasing carbon dioxide (CO2), helping dough rise.
26. Compound Name: sulphuric acid
Formula: H2SO4
Uses: Used in lead-acid batteries for cars and other vehicles. Formerly it was known as vitriol.
27. Compound Name: hydrogen peroxide
Formula: H2O2
Uses: Used as a mouth wash (Personal Hygiene)