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Hi there,

I've been wading through AS and A2 past papers trying to compile a list of chemicals we should know, and the uses for them (e.g. in questions where they ask you to name a given structure, and suggest a use for it).

So far I've got:

MgO: AS - Magnesium Hydroxide. Anti-acid medication.
BaSO4: AS - Barium Sulphate. Its insolubility makes it useful for barium meal x-rays to evaluate the function of a patient’s digestive system.
CaOH: AS - Calcium Hydroxide. Used to adjust pH of soil and lakes.
Phenylamines: A2 - Amino group attached to a benzene ring. Used in herbicides, and as dyes and explosives.
Cl2: AS - sanitising water by reacted with H2O to form HOCl.

I find it a lot easier to learn the uses and chemicals by themselves than with them integrated into each relevant sub-unit, but I know that's not a complete list, so are there any more I need to add to learn?

(I'm resitting CHEM2 during A2, hence some AS mentions.)

Cheers!
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Calcium Hydroxide is also known as limewater, and is used to test for carbon dioxide.
Calcium hydroxide is only called "limewater" when it is used to make a saturated solution.

Ca(OH)2 (s) is known as "slaked lime".
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You could also say that potassium dichromate is used as an oxidising agent.
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(Original post by Scitty)
Hi there,

I've been wading through AS and A2 past papers trying to compile a list of chemicals we should know, and the uses for them (e.g. in questions where they ask you to name a given structure, and suggest a use for it).

So far I've got:

MgO: AS - Magnesium Hydroxide. Anti-acid medication.
BaSO4: AS - Barium Sulphate. Its insolubility makes it useful for barium meal x-rays to evaluate the function of a patient’s digestive system.
CaOH: AS - Calcium Hydroxide. Used to adjust pH of soil and lakes.
Phenylamines: A2 - Amino group attached to a benzene ring. Used in herbicides, and as dyes and explosives.
Cl2: AS - sanitising water by reacted with H2O to form HOCl.

I find it a lot easier to learn the uses and chemicals by themselves than with them integrated into each relevant sub-unit, but I know that's not a complete list, so are there any more I need to add to learn?

(I'm resitting CHEM2 during A2, hence some AS mentions.)

Cheers!
Ca(OH)2
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(Original post by Scitty)
Hi there,

I've been wading through AS and A2 past papers trying to compile a list of chemicals we should know, and the uses for them (e.g. in questions where they ask you to name a given structure, and suggest a use for it).

So far I've got:

MgO: AS - Magnesium Hydroxide. Anti-acid medication.
BaSO4: AS - Barium Sulphate. Its insolubility makes it useful for barium meal x-rays to evaluate the function of a patient’s digestive system.
CaOH: AS - Calcium Hydroxide. Used to adjust pH of soil and lakes.
Phenylamines: A2 - Amino group attached to a benzene ring. Used in herbicides, and as dyes and explosives.
Cl2: AS - sanitising water by reacted with H2O to form HOCl.

I find it a lot easier to learn the uses and chemicals by themselves than with them integrated into each relevant sub-unit, but I know that's not a complete list, so are there any more I need to add to learn?

(I'm resitting CHEM2 during A2, hence some AS mentions.)

Cheers!
Also, MgO is magnesium oxide, magnesium hydroxide is Mg(OH)2


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