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Are Chemicals Used In A Swimming Pool Safe?

When someone says ‘swimming pool,’ one of the first things that springs to mind is that pungent, inescapable smell of chlorine. Chemicals like chlorine are commonly used in swimming pools to disinfect and clean the water so that it’s safe for us to go for a dip without worrying about any side effects. But many people are still concerned...

What Is Formaldehyde Used For?

Before we look at what formaldehyde is used for, it’s important to understand what it is. CH₂O is a chemical that many people associate with embalming or taxidermy because of how its aqueous form, called formalin, preserves tissue. But in reality, it has many industrial and household applications beyond this.  You may be surprised to learn that this chemical can...

What Is Formaldehyde?

The simplest type in the aldehyde group of chemicals, formaldehyde is a pungent-smelling substance with the formula CH2O. It exists naturally in a range of sources, including lightning and forest fires, but can also be produced industrially for a range of uses. In this article, we’ll explore the various aspects of formaldehyde, from its sources and chemistry to why...

What Is Purified Water?

As you might expect, purified water is exactly what it says - water that has been purified to varying degrees. It can be made via many different processes, and is used in a range of industries. From purified bottled water to water that is pure enough for laboratory applications, this article will discuss the science behind purified water.  Buy purified...

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At the Chemistry Blog, we want to inform and educate people about chemistry, the chemical industry, and the uses, benefits, and applications of chemicals. You'll find plenty of chemical information here, from how to remove sticky labels with rubbing alcohol to the differences between distilled and deionised water.