By Philip J. Chenier

Survey of commercial Chemistry arose from a necessity for a simple textual content facing business chemistry to be used in a one semester, three-credit senior point path taught on the collage of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. This variation covers all very important components of the chemical undefined, but it's moderate that it may be coated in forty hours of lecture. additionally a superb source and reference for individuals operating within the chemical and comparable industries, it has sections on all very important applied sciences utilized by those industries: a one-step resource to reply to such a lot questions about useful, utilized chemistry. younger scientists and engineers simply coming into the team will locate it specially precious as a on hand guide to organize them for one of those chemistry really diversified than they've got visible of their conventional coursework, even if graduate or undergraduate.

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If purer oxygen is required, a more elaborate fractionating column with a greater number of plates gives an oxygen-argon separation. 5% purity in this fashion. Argon can be obtained from a middle fraction between nitrogen and oxygen and redistilled. A small amount of hydrogen can be added to react with any remaining oxygen to give oxygen-free argon. 1 Merchant Uses of Nitrogen Chemicals 33% Oil & gas extraction 14 Electronics 13 Primary metals 11 Petroleum refining 10 Food industry 5 Glass 2 Rubber & plastics 1 Miscellaneous 11 Source: Chemical Economics Handbook separations.

In the furnace process phosphate rock is heated with sand and coke to give elemental phosphorus, which is then oxidized and hydrated to phosphoric acid. A simplified chemical reaction is: 2Ca3(P04)2 + 6SiO2 + 1OC P4 + 5O2 + 6H2O ^ P4 + 1OCO + 6CaSiO3 ** 4H3PO4 Since almost all phosphoric acid is now made by the wet process, we will discuss this more fully. 1 Reaction Ca3(PO4)2 + 3H2SO4 +- 2H3PO4 + 3CaSO4 or CaF2 • Ca3(PO4)2 + 1OH2SO4 + 2OH2O or Ca5F(PO4)3 + 5H2SO4 + 1OH2O +• 10(CaSO4 -2H2O) + 2HF + 6H3PO4 ** 5(CaSO4 -2H 2 O) + HF + 3H3PO4 These three equations represent the wet process method in varying degrees of simplicity and depend on the phosphate source used.

Steel is a mixture of several physical forms of iron and iron carbides. Properties are controlled by the amount of carbon and other elements present, such as manganese, cobalt, and nickel. Since the steel industry uses approximately half of all oxygen, the production of oxygen is very dependent on this one use. Gasification involves partial oxidation of hydrocarbons to produce synthesis gas, a mixture of carbon monoxide and hydrogen. This will be discussed under the section on hydrogen manufacture.

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