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The Science Behind Hydrochloric Acid

Hydrochloric acid (HCl) is a naturally occuring acid that’s produced in the stomachs of mammals to aid digestion. In humans, it’s found in the gastric juice, a.k.a. stomach acid, where it helps to break down food. But HCl is also produced industrially by dissolving gaseous hydrogen chlorine in water. As a corrosive and acidic solution, hydrochloric acid has several...

Does Titanium Dioxide Have Health Benefits?

Titanium dioxide is a natural mineral oxide of titanium with the chemical formula TiO2. It’s commonly used as a pigment in a wide range of products, from paint and ceramics to beauty products. It’s even used in food, particularly cake decorations, where it’s recognised by the E-number E171. But does this substance actually have any health benefits? The Health Benefits...

What Is Titanium Dioxide?

Titanium dioxide is a simple oxide of titanium that’s extracted from naturally occurring minerals, namely ilmenite, rutile, and anatase. When purified from its natural mineral forms, titanium dioxide is powdery white. It’s mainly used as a pigment in paint, and is also a common ingredient in ink, sunscreen, and food colouring. What Is The Chemical Formula For Titanium Dioxide? Titanium dioxide...

What Is Titanium Dioxide Used For?

Titanium dioxide has been used for more than a century in various industrial and household applications. Chemically, its IUPAC (International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry) name is titanium(IV) oxide, but it’s also informally known as titania.  This is a naturally-occurring substance that has a relatively simple formula, TiO2. It’s most commonly used as a pigment, which you may recognise...