Better Living Through Chemistry (A Chemistry Project)





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Published on Mar 26, 2010

Made for my Chemistry Class, still I hope you guys like it!
Note: Had to cut for time. Sorry if it seems choppy at times.

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1. sodium laureth sulfate-
Chemical Formula: CH3(CH2)10CH2(OCH2CH2)nOSO3Na
Has a foaming quality to it. Giving it a better distribution when washing the hair. It looks like a light yellow-y liquid. W/ melting point -2 C; boiling point 100 C
HAZARDS: Eye/Skin irritation.

2. zinc carbonate-
Chemical Formula: ZnCO3
Some things related to zinc carbonate can irritate the respiratory system.
HAZARDS: Include, Dry throat, cough and chest discomfort. And sometimes if consumed vomiting.

3. glycol distearate-
Chemical Formula: C38H74O4
It counts as a thickening agent. Its appearance is a pale yellow waxy flake. With a melting point of 65 - 73 C. With no boiling point. HAZARDS: N/a

4. magnesium sulfate-
Chemical Formula: MgSO4
Absorb through skin and can reduce inflammation. Its also in making Tofu! OMG!?!?! HAZARDS: None!

5. sodium lauryl sulfate-
Chemical Formula: CH3(CH2)11OSO3Na
Useful in most cleaners/detergents, its a wetting agent in textiles. Sometimes used in toothpaste and cosmetic items! Its features are that it looks like a white powder a melting point of 204 - 207 C and boiling point, N/A HAZARDS: some what irritation.

6. sodium chloride-
Chemical Formula: NaCl
Used in fire extinguishers, to destroy combustible metal fires. They also have a waterproofing. Its like a white crystal and has a melting point of 801C and boiling point of 1413C. HAZARD: N/a

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