07 SEP 2011 by ideonexus

 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 [l...
Folksonomies: chemistry intent
Folksonomies: chemistry intent
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From basic elements, scientists can produce benefits for humans or weapons.