Symbols in Chemical Equations

Fundamental aspects of any chemical equation: The substances undergoing reaction are called reactants, and their formulas are placed on the left side of the equation. The substances generated by the reaction are called products, and their formulas are placed on the right sight of the equation. Plus signs (+) separate individual reactant and product formulas, and an […]

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Important Salts and their use

Many salts are commonly found and used in the home. Name Formula Use Sodium Chloride NaCl Table salt, or sodium chloride, is the ionic product of the combination of lye, or sodium hydroxide, and hydrochloric acid Sodium hydroxide NaOH Used for making soap and detergents Sodium Bicarbonate ( Baking soda ) NaHCO3 Sodium bicarbonate is […]

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