Quimipedia: Uses and Applications Chemical Products

Find various uses and applications of different chemical compounds. Many are presented as active ingredients in commercial products, others are part of natural elements. Use the search engine on the left for the applications you are looking for. From cleaning stubborn stains, to experiments with children, to measuring water.

uses oxalic acid

Oxalic acid is an organic acid widely used for cleaning fibreglass on boats, removing rust from chrome parts, polishing floors, etc.

Aluminium Sulphate

Aluminium sulphate is often used as a flocculant in swimming pools to remove particles and micro-organisms that have been previously treated with a biocide.

Hydrogel is a water-retaining polymer, which absorbs up to 300 times its weight in water. It retains water from irrigation and rain and makes it available to the plants again.

Sodium polyacrylate is a super absorbent polymer, widely used for the absorption of liquids.

Polyvinyl alcohol, polyvinyl alcohol (PVOH, PVA, or PVal), is a water-soluble synthetic polymer, with the general chemical formula (C2H4O)n.

Sodium fluorescein is a product used to fluoresce a liquid, with applications such as hydrological flow detection.

Boric acid, or trioxoboric acid, is an acid with the chemical formula H3BO3. It is a compound derived from the boron atom. Boric acid is found in nature, in small quantities and mainly in volcanic areas. It can also be obtained from other minerals, such as borax and boracite, through chemical processes.

Borax, also known as sodium borate, or sodium tetraborate, is a salt of boron and has the chemical formula Na2B4O7-10H2O. It is one of the chemical products with the greatest number of small applications, both at domestic and industrial level. It is presented in the form of fine grain or powder, in white colour.

Copper sulphate pentahydrate, formula CuSO4, is a product with many applications.

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