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Ch 23: Applications of Chemistry in Everyday Life

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Refresh your understanding of how chemistry applies to everyday life using this informative chapter. Our video and text lessons are followed by short quizzes you can use to prepare for an important exam, supplement what you're learning in class or finish a tough assignment.

Applications of Chemistry in Everyday Life - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, our instructors present brief lessons on the applications of chemistry in everyday life. These lessons outline topics like the different types of over-the-counter analgesic drugs and the properties of anti-ballistic materials. Once you complete this chapter, you should be ready to meet the following objectives:

  • Detail the structure of monosaccharides
  • Explain what triglycerides are
  • Discuss the applications of nitrate tests
  • Outline the different types of electrodes
  • Identify the process associated with leaching
  • Describe the effects of cyanide
  • Explain the environmental impacts of gold cyanidation
  • Provide a description of the mond (carbonyl) process

The video and text lessons provided in this chapter are accessible on your mobile phone, tablet or computer 24 hours a day, giving you complete flexibility as you study. We've provided lesson quizzes and a chapter test that can be used to test your knowledge before moving on to other topics or taking an exam,. If you need any assistance as you work through this chapter, you can submit questions to our professional instructors.

10 Lessons in Chapter 23: Applications of Chemistry in Everyday Life
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Types of OTC Analgesic Drugs

1. Types of OTC Analgesic Drugs

When you're in pain, nothing matters except this: how to make the pain stop. In this lesson, learn the purposes and side effects of various types of over-the-counter pain medications. Then, the next time you're hurting, you'll know which one to buy!

Anti-Ballistic Materials: Properties & Examples

2. Anti-Ballistic Materials: Properties & Examples

Police, armed forces, and other individuals wear anti-ballistic materials for protection. In this lesson, we'll discuss the materials used to stop bullets and other projectiles, and how they provide that protection.

Monosaccharides: Definition, Structure & Examples

3. Monosaccharides: Definition, Structure & Examples

Carbohydrates are a very important part of our diet because they are one of our main sources of energy. The most basic unit of carbohydrates is monosaccharides, which is the main focus of our lesson.

What Are Triglycerides? - Definition & Overview

4. What Are Triglycerides? - Definition & Overview

A triglyceride is a molecule that acts as an essential energy source in your body. But even though it's essential, too much of it can be bad for you. In this lesson, learn about this molecule's structure and the role it plays in your body.

Nitrate Tests: Types & Applications

5. Nitrate Tests: Types & Applications

Nitrates are found in a variety of places including old photographs, wells, and gunshot residue. In this lesson we will learn what types of tests can identify these nitrates.

Electrodes: Definition & Types

6. Electrodes: Definition & Types

An electrode is a pretty versatile material - you can find one in your non-rechargeable battery or an electrolytic cell. Continue reading to learn about the two types of electrodes - anodes and cathodes - and how they function in electrical devices.

Leaching: Definition & Process

7. Leaching: Definition & Process

From its commercial applications to the environmental concerns surrounding it, leaching is a very well known chemical process. Discover what leaching is and how this process works. Then test your knowledge with a short quiz.

What is Cyanide? - Definition, Formula & Effects

8. What is Cyanide? - Definition, Formula & Effects

Cyanide is a poison which has been used since the ancient Egyptians, but how does it work? To help us answer this question, we will learn about cyanide's chemical structure, where it's found, and how it interacts with key biological molecules in the human body.

Gold Cyanidation: Process & Environmental Impacts

9. Gold Cyanidation: Process & Environmental Impacts

You probably know that gold can be mined, but how much do you know about using cyanide to acquire that gold? This lesson will explore how the toxic chemical cyanide is used to separate gold from ore, and then will touch on the environmental impacts.

Mond (Carbonyl) Process: Definition & Applications

10. Mond (Carbonyl) Process: Definition & Applications

The Mond process is a method for purifying nickel. In this lesson we will learn what this process is, how it works, and what applications it is used for.

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