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What is Methyl Red?

Methyl red is an azo dye, or a synthetic dye, which is one of the common chemical indicators used in the laboratory to determine pH transitions within a specific range. It’s most effective between pH 4.4 and pH 6.2.  If the pH level is below 4.4, its colour is red, and if it’s above 6.2, the colour turns yellow. If...

What is the Purpose of Methylene Blue?

Methylene blue has several medical applications, such as treating the blood disorder methemoglobinemia and counteracting the poisonous effects of potassium cyanide. In chemistry, it's one of the various types of chemical indicators used in titration experiments and similar analytical methods. It’s used as a redox indicator, peroxide generator, water titrant, and sulphide indicator. What is the Chemical Name for Methylene...

What is Methyl Orange?

Methyl orange is one of the most common indicators used in analytical chemistry to determine pH and titration thresholds. Analytical chemistry requires both qualitative and quantitative data to accurately describe the composition, chemical properties, and molecular structures of substances.  What is the Chemical Name for Methyl Orange? Methyl orange is commonly used as a qualitative pH indicator. Its preferred IUPAC (International...

What is Silica Gel?

Silica gel is a commercial desiccant - it removes moisture from the air and reduces humidity.  When you’ve bought a new pair of shoes, you’ve probably noticed the small packets of beads that come inside the packaging. These are packets of silica gel granules. They are often included in product packaging, like electronic gadgets, telescopes, and microscopes, so as to...