What is a solvent in a chemical reaction

What Is The Role Of A Solvent In A Chemical Reaction?

Chemical reactions involve the breaking and the joining of atomic bonds (ionic, covalent, polar, and hydrogen bonds) in which the role of a solvent is crucial.  About Atomic BondsIonic bond – using the transfer of an electron between atoms Covalent bond – sharing electrons between atoms (the most common type of atomic bond) Polar bond – where different atoms exert different attractions [...]

The differences between methanol and ethanol

What’s The Difference Between Ethanol And Methanol?

Ethanol and methanol sound similar and look the same, and they are both types of alcohol. But that’s really where the similarities end. There are some very important differences between ethanol and methanol and they have different properties, uses, and effects. Mistaking the two can have potentially very harmful consequences. The main differences between ethanol and methanol are:CharacteristicEthanolMethanolChemical formula Contains the [...]

Different grades of chemicals have different levels of purity

What Do The Different Grades Of Chemicals Mean?

Different chemicals can have different levels of purity, and these levels of purity are called “grades”. There are a number of different grades of chemicals which we’ll look at it more detail below, as it’s important to know and understand how these grades differ so that you’ll get the chemical you need for your requirements. All of these chemical grades [...]

Chemical additives used in hydraulic fracking

Chemical Additives Used in Fracking

Hydraulic fracturing, commonly known as fracking, develops oil and gas wells by injecting water, sand, and chemicals under high pressure into the bedrock. This fractures the rock, increasing the size of existing fractures and connecting one or more fractures together.The theory behind hydraulic fracturing is that this process allows access to natural gas which would be inaccessible by other [...]

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