Chemicals used in daily life


  • Baking powder (NaHCO3) : Sodium bicarbonate is used for baking for cooking.It releases CO2 in reaction with other ingredients.
  • Soap : Esters are used for bathing and washing clothes.
  • Detergent (Sodium sulphate, sodium hydroxide and phosphatecompounds) : Used for washing clothes.
  • Toothpaste (Calciuym carbonate, sodium flouride) : Used for cleaning teeth while brushing.
  • Salt (NaCl) : Sodium Chloride is used in cooking and as preservative.
  • Vinegar (C2H4O2) : Acetic acid, Ethanoic acid is used as preservative and for seasoning foods. Utilized for various household cleaning uses.
  • Graphite : Carbon Used in Pencil.
  • Alcohol Ethanol(C2H6O) : Used in alcoholic drinks.
  • Bleaching Powder (NaOCl) : Commonly used domestic bleach. Used for cleaning purposes.
  • Sugar (C12H22O11) : Sucrose is Used in cooking as sweetner.
  • Aspirin (C9H8O4) : Acetyl salicylic acid is Used in various medicines.
  • Mouthwash (H2O2) : hydrogen peroxide is Used for personal hygiene.
  • Caustic soda (NaOH) : sodium hydroxide is a highly corrosive alkali which is used for cleaning, unblocking sinks, drains and toilets.
  • Chalk(CaCO3) : calcium carbonate is Used for blackboard chalk, pavement (or, in USA, “sidewalk”) chalk, gymnastics and rock-climbing, and sometimes in toothpaste.

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