Good and Bad From Chemistry

From common salt are obtained chemically as primary derivatives chlorine—both a war gas and a means of purifying water; and 'caustic soda.' … [O]n the chlorine side there is obtained chloride of lime, (a bleaching powder and a disinfectant), chloroform (an anesthetic), phosgene (a frightful ware gas), chloroacetophenone (another war gas), and an indigo and a yellow dye. [O]n the soda side we get metallic sodium, from which are derived sodium cyanide (a disinfectant), two medicines with [long] names, another war gas, and a beautiful violet dye. Thus, from a healthful, preservative condiment come things useful and hurtful—according to the intent or purpose.


From basic elements, scientists can produce benefits for humans or weapons.

Folksonomies: chemistry intent

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Chlorine (0.976988): dbpedia | freebase | opencyc
Sodium (0.759599): dbpedia | freebase | opencyc
Sodium chloride (0.590780): dbpedia | freebase
Sodium hydroxide (0.450070): dbpedia | freebase | opencyc
Ion (0.397327): dbpedia | freebase | opencyc
Chemistry (0.390046): dbpedia | freebase | opencyc
Salt (0.364128): dbpedia | freebase | opencyc
Hydrochloric acid (0.340251): dbpedia | freebase

 The Homiletic Review
Periodicals>Journal Issue:  Anonymous, (1922), The Homiletic Review, The Homiletic Review, Vol. 83-84 (1922), Vol. 83, 209., Retrieved on 2011-09-07
Folksonomies: chemistry