By Albert Stwertka
Offers the elemental thoughts of chemistry and explains advanced theories ahead of providing a separate article on all the construction blocks that make up the universe.
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Nd explosive. Nitrogen was discovered in \~~2 by Daniel Rutherford 1749-1819), an English chemist and physician. Using a sample of air, he confine a trapped air mouse by burning inside the jar a first removed substance in the bell jar to the oxygen from the By placing an unfortunate it. and demonstrating then showed that the residual gas could not support in all that jar, it asphyxiated, he later named nitrogen, life. Approximately 30 million tons of gaseous nitrogen are produced each war from liquefied fractional distillation, air is first air.
Is the It characteristic pungent odor that mart) people find irritating. I he ammonia one buys in a grocer) store is actually a solution of ammonia in water. The name tor ammonia has an interesting derivation. ) prepared from animal wastes in ancient temple dedicated Egypt near a brought Europe, salt to god Amnion. After being assumed the name of sal ammoniac, or the it of Amnion. Almost made ( to the all amount of the ammonia produced commercially today is using the Haber process. In 1905 the ierman chemist Frit/ Haber ( 1 868— 93 A 1 accomplished what chemists had thought virtually impossible.
The ancient Egyptians make an used lampblack to ink that could be used for writing on used by the printing industry today. Lampblack manufacture of automobile tires to increase and with the addition of proper adhesives, it can easily be molded into various shapes for special purposes. The cylinders of carbon that example, are When ture, it silicon forms form the electrodes in a dry cell, for made from lampblack. a is heated with carbon to a compound fairly called silicon carbide, high tempera- more commonlv hue the inner wall Tokamak Fusion Test ot Reactor at Plasma Physics Carbon 40 known Carborundum.
A Guide to the Elements by Albert Stwertka