Ch 28: Industrial Chemistry Overview

About This Chapter

In this convenient overview of industrial chemistry, you can go over subjects like the equilibrium constant, sulfur extraction, sodium hydroxide, and more. The brief lessons in this chapter can be a valuable resource to use when preparing for a test or working on class assignments.

Industrial Chemistry Overview - Chapter Summary

As you study these lessons on industrial chemistry, you can review the properties of sulfuric acid and the reaction quotient. You can also gain a better understanding of saponification and raw materials used in the Solvay process. By the end of the chapter, you should be ready to:

  • Explain chemical equilibrium and the equilibrium constant
  • Recall the process of sulfur extraction
  • Describe required safety precautions when using sulfuric acid
  • Discuss sulfur dioxide and sulfur trioxide reactions
  • Explain the differences between voltaic and electrolytic cells
  • Use a formula for sodium hydroxide
  • Recall the processes used for industrial production of sodium hydroxide
  • Discuss the chemistry of soaps and detergents

These engaging lessons help you easily understand the concepts reviewed. You can study all the lessons in order, or just go over the topics you need to review. A brief quiz is available for each lesson to test how much of the material on industrial chemistry you have retained.

11 Lessons in Chapter 28: Industrial Chemistry Overview
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Equilibrium: Chemical and Dynamic

1. Equilibrium: Chemical and Dynamic

Learn the definition of chemical equilibrium and how it is dynamic. Discover what the equilibrium constant is and how it shows whether the reaction favors the reactants or products. Learn how chemists designate equilibrium in an equation and how they show the difference in reaction rate.

Equilibrium Constant (K) and Reaction Quotient (Q)

2. Equilibrium Constant (K) and Reaction Quotient (Q)

In this lesson, we will first define and explain the notion of a chemical equilibrium. Then, you'll learn about the equilibrium constant and reaction quotient. Finally, we'll round off the lesson with a couple of examples to solidify what you've learned!

Sulfuric Acid: Formula, Structure & Properties

3. Sulfuric Acid: Formula, Structure & Properties

Would you ever put a dangerous acid inside of your mouth? Probably not. But some people might. Find out why on this lesson on sulfuric acid and its formula, structure, properties, and more!

Sulfuric Acid: Reactions, Ionization & Precautions

4. Sulfuric Acid: Reactions, Ionization & Precautions

Sulfuric acid is very important in industry. In this lesson, we will learn how sulfuric acid ionizes, acts as an oxidizing agent, and a dehydrating agent. We will also discuss safety when working with this acid.

Sulfur Dioxide & Sulfur Trioxide Reaction: Conditions & Equilibrium

5. Sulfur Dioxide & Sulfur Trioxide Reaction: Conditions & Equilibrium

Sulfur dioxide and sulfur trioxide are common pollutants, but they are also produced in order to make sulfuric acid. In this lesson we will learn the reaction conditions for these products to be made.

The Differences Between Voltaic & Electrolytic Cells

6. The Differences Between Voltaic & Electrolytic Cells

Voltaic and electrolytic cells are very similar, but there are some key differences. In this lesson, learn about both of these electrochemical cells and their importance to everyday life.

What is Sodium Hydroxide? - Formula & Reactions

7. What is Sodium Hydroxide? - Formula & Reactions

While handling sodium hydroxide can be dangerous, knowledge of sodium hydroxide can be enriching. Learn what sodium hydroxide is, its formula and about some chemical reactions involving sodium hydroxide in this lesson.

Industrial Production of Sodium Hydroxide: Processes & Equations

8. Industrial Production of Sodium Hydroxide: Processes & Equations

In this lesson we will learn how sodium hydroxide is produced using the Castner-Kellner process, Nelson Diaphragm, and membrane cells. We will also look at the chemical equations.

Saponification: Definition, Process & Reaction

9. Saponification: Definition, Process & Reaction

If you are in the soap making business, saponification is a very familiar process. Continue reading to learn about this organic reaction and its mechanism. Explore why this process is useful in making handmade soap.

Soaps & Detergents: Chemistry, Types & Uses

10. Soaps & Detergents: Chemistry, Types & Uses

Soaps and detergents seem pretty straightforward, right? But they're really not. This lesson will examine how soaps and detergents work, as well as how they are similar and different.

The Solvay Process: Process, Products & Environmental Issues

11. The Solvay Process: Process, Products & Environmental Issues

The Solvay process is used to make sodium carbonate. This lesson will help you understand the different reactions, conditions, products and the environmental issues that are involved in the manufacturing of sodium carbonate by the Solvay process.

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