Tag - Chemical uses

Sulfuric Acid In Everyday Life

Sulfuric acid plays an essential role in various industries, particularly as a precursor and a reagent in a wide range of chemical reactions. Mass-producing different types of industrial products like plastics would not be possible without sulfuric acid, but its importance in everyday life is often taken for granted or overlooked by most people. Aside from industrial uses, sulfuric acid...

What Is A Chemical Indicator Used For?

Many industrial chemical processes and tests require chemical indicators to determine when certain thresholds are reached. Which processes a chemical indicator is used varies depending on the intended application. Chemical indicators are also used to determine the presence of certain chemicals, such as specific pollutants in water. Although it is not as accurate or as precise as spectroscopy or chromatography...

What Is A Buffer Solution?

In order to understand what a buffer solution is, it’s firstly helpful to understand that many natural chemical reactions and biological processes require a specific pH range - from 0-14 - in order to take place. For example, the ideal soil pH to grow rice is 6. If the pH level becomes too basic or too acidic, the rice...

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...