School Science Lessons
2019-02-08
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Chemistry Ca to Ch
Table of Contents
C4 explosive, Nitrosamines: 16.2.4.3.03
C.I. numbers, Pigment names: 8.0
Cacodyl (CH3)2As-As(CH3)2, poison, garlic smell
Cacotheline, C21H21O7N3, test for tin: 12.11.3.29 (See 2.)
Cadaverine, NH2(CH2)5NH2,
Cadmium
Caesium (Cesium), Cs
Cafestol, C20H28O3
Caffeic acid: 16.4.7.3
Caffeine, C8H10N4O2
Caffeotannic acid
Calamine, Smithsonite, ZnCO3: 35.20.40 (Geology)
Calcein, C30H26N2O13, green fluorescent dye, determine calcium, label bones
Calcination, Prepare fibrous plaster board with plaster of Paris: 3.2.6
Calcite, Calcium carbonate, CaCO3
Calcium, Ca
Calcofluor, Prepare calcofluor white solution: 6.1
Calgon, Remove water hardness: 12.13.0.2
Calico
Californium, Cf
Calmagite, water hardness test: 12.13.12.0
Calomel, mercury (I) chloride: 35.20.10.1 (Geology)
calorie, Units of work and energy, joule and calorie, kilowatt-hour: 21.0.0
Calorific value of fuel: 4.38
Calorimeters, Specific heat capacity, calorimeters, heat measuring devices:22.5.0
See: Calorimeters (Commercial)
Calotropin, C29H40O9
Campesterol, C28H48O
Camphene, C10H16
Camphor: 16.3.6.6
Camptothecin, C20H16N2O4
Can, beverage can, aluminium can, beer can, "tin" can
Canada balsam
Candelilla wax
Candimine, C18H19NO6
Candles (Chemistry): 8.1.1
Candles (Physics): 8.1.1a
See: Candles (Commercial)
Cane sugar
Cannabinoids, (Caryophyllene)
Cannabis: 11.11.10
Canola oil: 16.14.5
Canthaxanthin, C40H52O2
Caoutchouc, rubber, latex
31.8.0 Capacitors, capacitance, farad, energy of a capacitor
30.5.2.0 Capacitors in AC circuits, capacitive reactance, capacitor circuits, power
Capacitors, (Commercial)
Capric acid, CH3(CH2)8COOH, Decanoic acid
Caproic acid, CH3(CH2)4COOH
Caprylic acid, CH3(CH2)6COOH
Caprylic alcohol Octanol, CH3(CH2)7OH
Capsaicin, C18H27NO3
Capsanthin, C40H56O3, xanthophylls
Captan (fungicide): 16.6.3
Caramelization, non-enzymatic browning: 19.3.4.3
Caranine, C16H17NO3
Carat: 3.2.2
Carbamates
Carbamide, CO(NH2)2, urea
Carbaryl, C12H11NO2, insecticide: 16.4.7.0 (Agriculture)
Carbazole, C12H9N, Harmful if ingested
Carbazotic acid (NO2)3C6H2OH, Picric acid
Carbides (C4-): 16.2.3.1
Carbinol, CH3OH, methanol or alcohol derived from methanol
Carbetocin drug to control post-partum bleeding
Carbohydrates, carbohydrate acids: 16.3.1.1
See: Carbon, Charcoal Elements, Compounds, (Commercial)
Carbol fuchsin, Prepare carbol fuchsin (microbiology stain): 3.5.3
Carbol xylol, Prepare carbol xylol (biology solution): 1.4
Carbolic acid, phenol: 16.1.0
Carbon, carbon compounds: Chemistry Carbon
Carbonated
Carbon dioxide, CO2: 3.34
See: Carbon dioxide Elements, Compounds, (Commercial)
Carbonates: 16.4.6.0
Carbonic acid, soda water: 3.34.3a
Carbonyl, >C=O, Carbohydrate compounds: 16.3.1.1a
Carborane, C2H2B10
Carborundum, SiC, silicon carbide
Carboxyl group, COOH
Carboxylic acids and fatty acids: 16.3.8.0
Carboxystrictosidine, C28H34N2O11
Carcinogenic substances: 15.2.7
Cardenolides
Cardiac glycosides
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and (EAR): 9.242.0
Carene, C10H16, monoterpene
Carmine (CI: 75470), microscopy stain: 3.6
Carminic acid, C22H20O13: 3.6
Carnauba wax (non-slip wax)
Carnelian (cornelian), SiO2, Chalcedony, 35.14.4
Carnitine, C7H15NO3
Carnosine, C9H14N4O3, dipeptide
Carnosol, C20H26O4
Carnoy's fluid, Prepare Carnoy's fluid (insect fixing fluid): 4.8
Carotenes (C40Hx): 16.3.5.1.0
Carotenoids, Tetraterpenoids (C40H64): 16.3.5.1.8a
Carpacin: 16.2.2.5
Carpaine, C28H50N2O4
Carrageenans: 7.8.6.2
Carthamin, C43H42O22, formerly carthamine
Carvacrol, C10H14O
Carveol, C10H16O
Carving stones, Limestone: 35.22.7
Carvone, C10H14O, monoterpene
Caryophyllene, C15H24
Cascarosides, C27H32O14
Case-hardening
Casein
Cassiterite, tinstone, SnO2
Casticin, C19H18O8
Cast iron alloy, steel, wrought iron: 5.5.12
Castor oil, ricinoleic acid: 16.3.6.4
Cat litter, Montmorillonite (smectite): 35.22.4.3
Catalase
Catalysts, catalytic
Catechin, C15H14O6
Catechol, C6H4(OH)2
Catecholamines: 16.3.2.5a
Catenation: Formation of chains of atoms
Cathine, C9H13NO
Cathinone, C9H11NO
Cathode & anode, Electrochemical cell, voltaic cell, galvanic cell, "battery": 15.6.0
Cathodic protection, Electrochemical prevention of rusting: 15.4.0
Cation exchange capacity soil test (CEC): 6.50.2
Cation, Exchangeable cations soil test: 6.50.3
Cations, Tests for cations, prepare a solution for group analysis: 12.11.4.0
Caustic
Caustic baryta, Ba(OH)2, barium hydroxide
Caustic potash, KOH, potassium hydroxide
Caustic soda, NaOH, sodium hydroxide
Cefrazidime, C22H22N6S2, cephalosporin antibiotic
Celadon: 35.22.4.9
Cellophane
Cellotape, Prepare cellotape flags (to identify fungi): 6.2
Cells, electric cells, batteries
Cellulase, Cellulose digestion: 9.214
Celluloid: 3.5.7
Cellulose
Celsian, barium feldspar, BaAl2Si2O8
Celsius scale: 6.3.1.5.02
Cement
Centrifuge, Separate by a simple centrifuge: 10.11.2
See: Centrifuge (Commercial)
Cephaeline, C28H33N2O4
Cepharanthine, C37H38N2O6
Cereal, Breakfast cereal
Cerium, Ce
Cerussite, lead carbonate, PbCO3, ceruse, white lead: 35.20.8
Cetyl alcohol, Melting point of substances: 7.4.2.0
Cetyl palmitate, spermaceti wax, Sperm whale oil
Cevadine, C32H49NO9, Veratrine
CFCs, atmosphere and greenhouse gases: 37.42.1
CFCs, chlorofluorocarbons, "Freons": 12.19.5.0
CGS (cgs) units (centimetre, gram, second): 3.9.0
Chaconine, C45H73NO14
Chain reaction
Chalcanthite, Copper (II) sulfate, CuSO4.5H2O (mineral)
Chalcedony
Chalcocite, Cu2S, 35.20.11a, (mineral)
Chalcopyrite, CuFeS2: 35.20.9
Chalk: 35.6.0
See: Chalk rock mineral, (Commercial)
Chamazulene , C14H16
Change of state: 24.0
Charantin, C36H60O6
Charcoal: 16.4.7.0
11.0 Charcoal, Activated charcoal
See: Carbon, Charcoal Elements, Compounds, (Commercial)
Charles's law, Constant gas pressure (Gay-Lussac's law): 20.1.0
See: Charles's Law (Commercial)
See: Charts (Commercial)
Chavicol, C9H10O: 16.3.10.3
Cheese, Cheese-making: 16.2.4
Chelates
Chelerythrine, C21H18ClNO4
Chemistry
Chemiluminescence, bioluminescence: 14.3.0
Chevibetol, C10H12O2: 16.2.2.7
Chewing gum, Glass transition temperature (Tg): 3.4.02
Chewing gum, Tests for chewing gum quality by comparing bubbles: 16.7.30
Chicle
Chile saltpetre, sodium nitrate, NaNO3
Chilli spray: 16.9.1
Chitin
Chloral, CCl3CHO: 16.3.2.1
Chloramines in swimming pools: 18.7.23
Chloramphenicol, C11H12Cl2N2O5: 7.9.14.2
Chlorate ion: ClO3-
Chlorates, Decomposition of chlorates (potassium chlorate): 3.30.11
Chlorates, hazards (potassium chlorate): 3.7.2
Chlordane, C10H6Cl8, pesticide: 16.4.01 (Agriculture)
Choleretic, substance which increase bile from the liver
Chloric acid, HClO3, Not permitted in schools
Chloride ion: Cl-
Chlorides, List of chlorides: 1.9
Chlorine
See: Chlorine (Commercial)
Chloro-compounds, List of chloro-compounds:
1.10
Chloroacetic acid, CH2ClCOOH
Chlorofluorocarbons, CFCs, "Freons": 12.19.5.0
Chloroform, trichloromethane, CHCl3, Not permitted in schools
Chloroform, Prepare trichloromethane: 16.1.14
Chlorogenic acid, C16H18O9
Chloromethane, CH3Cl, methyl chloride
Chlorophenol red, C19H12Cl2O5S: 9.0 (indicator)
Chlorophenols
Chlorophyll, chloroplasts: 6.5.2
Chloroplatinic acid, H2PtCl6.6H2O
Chlorothalonil fungicide, C8Cl4N2: 16.6.5,
Chocolate, Commercial chocolate: 27.0
Chocolate wrapper (aluminium), cell in the mouth: 33.3.6 (biology)
Cholesterol
Choline
Chromatography, Separation by chromatography: 10.2.0
See: Chromatography (Commercial)
Chroming, "huffing" (inhalant abuse): 11.11.1
Chromium, Cr
Chromite, FeCr2O4
Chromium oxychloride, CrO2Cl2
Chondroitin sulfate
Chromate ion: CrO42-, dichromate ion Cr2O72-
Chrysanthemic acid, C10H16O2, monoterpene
Chrysanthenone, C10H14O, monoterpene
Chrysin, C15H10O4
Chrysoberyl, alexandrite, Al2BeO4
Chrysolaminarin, β-1, 3-glucan, in phytoplankton
Chrysoprase, SiO2
Chrysotile, Mg3Si2O5(OH)4, Asbestos.
Chymopapain

Cadmium, Cd
Cadmium
Table of Elements
Cadmium compounds
Cadmium properties: 7.2.2.9
Reactions of cadmium sulfate solution: 12.3.1
Heat substances with charcoal and fusion mixture: 12.11.3.8 (See: 4. Test for cadmium.)
Tests for cadmium: 12.11.3.15.

Cadmium, Cd (Latin cadmia calamine mineral, a zinc ore), lumps, rods, AAS solution, granular, powder
Highly toxic, Not permitted in schools, toxic at low concentrations.
Cadmium metal is soft silver-white or blue-white colour, shiny metal, usually found combined with other elements, e.g. cadmium
chloride, cadmium oxide, cadmium sulfite.
As fine powder burns to release toxic fumes of cadmium oxide.
Cadmium can replace zinc in body proteins causing cadmium vapour poisoning, itai-itai bone-softening disease in Japan.
Cadmium is used in solders and electroplating.
Cadmium, blue-white, occurs in sphalerite, zinc sulfide, crystal deposits, zinc ores, resembles zinc, a rare element that occurs in the
mineral sphalerite, zinc sulfide, is used for cadmium plating against corrosion, in nuclear reactors and in films sensitive to ultraviolet
light, reference voltage in a Western Standard cadmium cell, Cd / Zn alloys in low melting point solders and aluminium solders, Ni-Cd
batteries (Nicad) phosphorescent coating of TV tubes.
The artist's paint, cadmium sulfide can be green, yellow and orange is an artist's paint.
Cadmium looks like zinc but make a crackling sound like tin when bent.
Oysters in polluted water may accumulate cadmium.
In former Communist countries that practised collection of "night soil" as a fertilizer, cadmium pollution of low-lying agricultural soil has
occurred.
Cadmium is toxic because it competes with Zn and Ca.
Cadmium can deprive the body of zinc by binding with proteins instead of zinc.
Cadmium vapour is poisonous.
Large concentrations cause painful bone ailments and bone porosity in Japan, called itai-itai.
Our body gets rid of excess Cd by deposition in the kidneys and liver.
Atomic number: 48, Relative atomic mass: 112.41, r.d. 8.64, m.p. = 321oC, b.p. = 765oC.
Specific heat capacity: 230 J kg-1 K-1.

Cadmium compounds
Cadmoselite, rare cadmium mineral containing cadmium (II) selenide, CdSe
Nickel-cadmium battery, NiCad battery: 15.6.14
Reactions of cadmium sulfate solution: 12.3.1
Weston Standard Cell, "Cadmium cell": 33.3.01.

Most cadmium compounds are not permitted in schools
Cadmium used in metal plating and battery-industry stabilizing agents in polyvinyl chloride (PVC) products, alloyed with copper for
automobile radiators, component of petrol, diesel fuel and lubricating oils.
Cadmium and its compounds are stable, some compounds soluble, e.g. cadmium chloride, other compounds insoluble, e.g. cadmium
oxide
Cadmium acetate dihydrate, C4H6CdO4.2H2O
Cadmium acetylacetonate, C10H14CdO4
Cadmium bromide tetrahydrate, Br2Cd.4H2O
Cadmium carbonate, CCdO3, Not permitted in schools
Cadmium copper, copper containing about 1% cadmium, used in telephone lines
Cadmium chloride, AAS Solution, cadmium chloride std, Not permitted in schools
Cadmium chloride anhydrous, CdCl2, cadmium chloride hydrate, CdCl2.xH2O
Cadmium chloride used in the dyeing and printing of fabrics, in electronics component manufacture and in photography.
Cadmium disulfide, photosensitive semiconductor
Cadmium hydroxide, H2CdO2
Cadmium iodide, CdI2, white lustrous, flaky odourless crystals becoming yellow in light and air.
Cadmium molybdate, CdMoO4
Cadmium, Nickel-metal hydride battery, NiMH battery: 15.6.14
Cadmium nitrate, AAS std
Cadmium nitrate tetrahydrate, CdN2O6.4H2O
Cadmium oxide: CdO, monteponite, "probable carcinogen", Not permitted in schools
Cadmium oxide is used in electroplating, in semiconductors, and in glass and ceramic glazes.
Cadmium perchlorate hydrate, CdCl2O8.xH2O
Cadmium (II) selenide, CdSe, cadmium (II) selenide, cadmoselite mineral, cadmium red, craft overglaze, "pigment red 108"
Cadmium (II) selenide, transparent to infrared light, photosensitive semiconductor
Cadmium (II) selenide, cadmoselite is a rare cadmium mineral containing cadmium (II) selenide, CdSe
Cadmium sulfo-selenide (cadmium red, red 108) Not permitted in schools.
Cadmium sulfate, CdO4S, Highly toxic, Not permitted in schools
Cadmium sulfate (cadmium yellow, yellow 37), Cadmium sulfate hydrate, CdO4S.xH2O
Reactions of cadmium sulfate solution: 12.3.1
Cadmium sulfide, CdS, craft yellow overglaze, cadmium yellow, pigment yellow 35, 36, semi-conductor, in light detectors
Cadmium sulfide (cadmium orange, orange 20, cadmium vermilion red), most colours except blue
Cadmium sulfide used in the electronics industry for photocells and light emitting diodes, curing agent in tires.
Cadmium sulfide, greenrockite mineral, hawleyite mineral, insoluble in water
Cadmium telluride thin films in solar cells to replace silicon panels
Cadmium tungstate, CdO4W
Zinc cadmium sulfide pigment, fluorescent orange.

Caesium, Cs
See: Caesium Elements, Compounds, (Commercial)
Caesium Table of Elements
Caesium (Cesium) Cs (Latin caesious blue-green, refers to spectral lines), caesium ion Cs+,
Caesium melts in boiling water, caesium minerals, most electropositive and alkaline metal, MP 301.65 K
Caesium 133 used for very accurate atomic clocks, define the atomic second, in GPS technology
Caesium has "sky blue" lines in its spectrum, Latin: caesium, colour of the sky
Discovered with spectroscope by Robert Bunsen and Gustav Kirchhoff in 1860.
Caesium reacts explosively with water and may shatter the container.
2Cs + 2H2O --> 2CsOH + H2
caesium + water --> caesium hydroxide + hydrogen gas.

Caesium compounds
Cesium acetate, C2H3CsO2
Cesium bromide anhydrous, BrCs
Cesium carbonate, CCs2O3
Caesium chloride, CsCl, cesium chloride, Harmful if ingested
Caesium chloride model, (Scientrific)
Caesium complex
Cesium fluoride, CsF
Cesium fluoroaluminate, AlCs2F5
Cesium formate, CHCsO2
Cesium hydrogen carbonate, CHCsO3
Caesium iodide
Cesium methanesulfonate, for patch clamps, CH3CsO3S
Cesium nitrate, CsNO3
Caesium perchlorate
Cesium pivalate, C5H9O2Cs
Caesium sulfate, Cs2SO4.
Caesium sulfate, Cs2SO4, cesium sulfate, dicesium sulfate, white pellets, large crystals, powder chunks, water soluble, used to
prepare dense aqueous solutions, Harmful if ingested
Caesium trifluoroacetate
Cesium triiodide, CsI3.

Californium, Cf
Californium, Cf, Table of Elements, first made at "California University", radioactive, metallic actinide series.

Canada balsam
Canada balsam from balsam fir, contains Pinene, C10H16, monoterpene
Abies balsamea
2.4 Prepare Canada balsam mounting solution.

Carbamates
Carbamates, polyurethane resins, cyanides, imidesisocyanates, quinines
Carbamates are esters of carbamic acid NH2COOH, [H2NC(=O)OH]
Carbamates, carbamate R-O (C=O)N-R, R: 16.1.5.6a
See diagram 16.13.7: Carbamates, carbaryl, methiocarb
See diagram 16.13.8: Deet, DMP dimethylphthalate
Amides: 16.1.5.6
Ammonium carbonate, smelling salts: 12.16.3.5
Carbamide (urea), [CO(NH2)2], CO(NH2)2
Carbazole C12H9N
Deet, N, N-Diethyl-meta-toluamide, C12H17NO
Ethyl carbamate, C3H7NO2, blood flow in a fish: 9.217
Ethyl carbamate, Urethane, carbamate esters: 7.9.54.2
Mancozeb (fungicide): 16.6.13
Maneb (fungicide): 16.6.14
Organophosphate and carbamate insecticides: 16.2.2, (Use prohibited in schools)
Thiocarbamate R-O (C=S)N-R, R
Urea, CO(NH2)2
Urethane, carbamate esters = urethanes, [R2NC(=O)OR', where R' not = H, R= ethyl].

Carborane, C2H2B10
One type of carborane called o-Carborane, C2B10H12, 1, 2-Dicarbadodecaborane(12), in heat-resistant polyhedra clusters, causes
convulsions, medical applications, carboranes are heteroboanes which have "organomimetic" properties.

Carotenes, carotenoid pigments
Carotenes, C40Hx: 16.3.5.1.0
Carotenoids, Tetraterpenes C40 (eight isoprene units), Tetraterpenoids: 16.3.5.1.8
Antioxidants, vitamin E: 19.2.1.6
Boiling, test the cooking water of boiled vegetables: 19.3.3 (See 1., and 6.)
Cells, plant cells, Elodea: 9.9.0
Chromatography of chlorophyll pigments: 6.5.5, (See 1. and 3.)
Food colouring and ADHD: 19.9.1
Margarine: 19.2.1.10
Separate by chromatography, pigments from green leaves: 3.24
Vitamins in canned food: 19.3.05
Vitamin A: 16.4.1.01
Vitamins: 5.4.0 (See 2. Pigs, Vitamin A, carotene).

β-Carotene, Type I, synthetic, 93% (UV), powder, β, β-Carotene, Provitamin A, C40H56, commercial
β-Carotene, Type II, synthetic, 95% (HPLC), crystalline, β, β-Carotene, Provitamin A, C40H56, commercial
E160a Carotenes (from carrots and orange to yellow fruit and vegetables, (α-carotene, β-carotene, γ-carotene) (colour: orange to
yellow) (becomes vitamin A)
E161g Canthaxanthin (a xanthophyll) (from β-carotene or animals, e.g. crustaceans) (Banned in some countries) (colour: pink),
(Health risk, vision and skin colour problems).

Casein
Casein: 3.5.6
Casein and caseinates: 16.2.6
Fibrous proteins and globular proteins: 16.3.6.0.2 (See 2. Globular proteins)
Prepare casein plastic from milk: 3.100
Size of colloidal particles: 7.8.1.2
Tests for plastics, natural fibres and synthetic fibres: 3.102.

Catalase
Catalase
Hydrogen peroxide on cut skin: 17.3.1.6
Hydrogen peroxide on cut potato: 17.3.1.7
Hydrogen peroxide with catalase enzyme in raw beef liver, Disproportionation: 17.3.1.3
Tests for catalase in yeast: 9.3.12.

Catalase is a common enzyme in animal and plant cells that catalyses the decomposition of hydrogen peroxide to water and oxygen.

Catalysts
Catalysis, catalysts: 17.3.0
Alumina as a catalyst in the cracking process: 12.1.10
Browning reactions of fruits and vegetables: 19.3.4.2.1
Bleaches in washing powders: 12.12.03.4
Burning sugar cube, combustible cube: 17.3.4.1
Catalysts and rate of reaction: 3.94
Catalytic conversion of nitric oxide: 3.44.1
Catalytic converter in a motor vehicle: 7.9.13.1
Catalytic cracking of kerosene: 10.6.4
Cracking, Thermal cracking, Catalytic cracking
Catalytic oxidation of ammonia, with oxygen gas: 17.3.12a
Catalytic oxidation of ammonia, with red-hot platinum wire: 13.6.6.1
Catalytic oxidation of ammonia, with chromium (III) oxide: 13.6.6.2
Catalytic oxidation of methyl alcohol: 17.3.12
Enzymes and biological catalysts: 17.4.0
Metals, non-metals, transition metals: 7.3.0, (See: 3. Transition metals)
Prepare oxygen gas with hydrogen peroxide: 3.49.0
Prepare sodium polyacrylate gels (ghost crystals): 3.4.2.5.1
Propane (C3H8) (catalytic cracking): 16.6.2.0.

7.9.13.1 Catalytic converter in a motor vehicle
See 18.6.3: Danger of vehicle exhausts, tailpipe gases
A catalytic converter reduces emissions of carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides and hydrocarbons from motor vehicles, usually with a
three-way catalyst of platinum, palladium and rhodium on a ceramic base.
Carbon monoxide is oxidized to carbon dioxide.
Hydrocarbons are oxidized to carbon dioxide and water.
Nitrogen oxides are reduced to nitrogen gas.
If the catalytic converter uses an oxidation catalyst, it cannot reduce the oxides of nitrogen, which must be lessened by engine design.

Caustic
A caustic substance is very alkaline, with pH approaching 14.
It can dissolve skin and fat to form soap, e.g. caustic soda NaOH, caustic potash KOH.

Cellophane
Semipermeable membrane: 9.165.

"Cellophane" is the proprietary name for a glossy transparent wrapping material.
Modified cellulose (cellophane is a trade name name from: cellulose + diaphane (French: transparent)
cellulose + alkali + carbon disulfide --> viscose through sulfuric acid and sodium sulfate --> cellulose + glycerine --> cellophane rayon.
Cellophane is used in food and cigarette packages, "Sellotape", "Scotch Tape", dialysis tubing (Visking tubing)
Dialysis, (Commercial)
Cellophane absorbs moisture, used in "Fortune Telling Fish" (Commercial).

Cellulose
See: Cellulose (Commercial)
Cellulose (C6H10O5)n, cellulose ashless, cotton wool, hemicellulose, lignin
Cellulose digestion: 9.214 (Biology)
Cellulose, hemicellulose: 16.3.1.6 (Biology)
Micro-organisms and cellulose: 4.3.10
Tests for cellulose, Fehling's solution: 9.142.6
Tests for cellulose, iodine tests for cellulose: 9.135
Tests for cellulose, solubility tests for cellulose: 9.136
Tests for wood: 9.144.

Cellulose compounds
Celluloid film (cellulose nitrate + camphor)
Cellulose acetate: 3.5.8
Cellulose acetate sheet: 31.1.23
Cellulose nitrate (nitrocellulose, guncotton)
Celluloid: 3.5.7
Cellulose nitrate: 3.5.9
Collodion, cellulose nitrate: 3.5.10
Cellulose propionate, cellulose butryate, ethyl cellulose
Chemical sources of polymer materials: 3.4.02
Triboelectric series, electrostatic series, ranking of insulators: 31.1.02 (See 17. Cellulose acetate)
Diethyl ether
Ethyl cellulose, burning test for synthetic fibres: 4.3.6
Prepare rayon, basic copper carbonate with ammonia solution: 3.4.8.1
Prepare rayon, copper (II) sulfate with ammonia solution: 3.4.8.0
Tests for plastics, natural fibres and synthetic fibres: 3.102
Tests for polymers: 4.0.0.

Cement
Tests for cement brick strength (contents): 3.66.1
Tests for cement brick strength (water content): 3.66.2
Tests for cement change in weight when setting: 3.66.4
Cementite, iron carbide Fe3C: 16.2.3.1.

Cerium, Ce
Cerium, Table of Elements
Cerium, Ce (Ceres asteroid discovered just before Ce discovered by Jacob Berzelius, Sweden), most abundant rare earth, but future
supply shortfall, found with Lanthanum.
Cerium is used in cast iron, steel, aluminium alloys.
Cerium-iron alloy, "Auermetall", mischmetal cigarette lighter ignition flints.
Cerium, in mischmetal (German: mixed metal), cigarette lighter ignition flints
Cerium components of rare earth elements mixture
Cerium oxide, jeweller's rouge gemstone abrasive, sweet tasting cerium salts formerly in anti-emetic medicines, cough mixtures, now
used in diesel fuel, film set lights
Cerium sulfate
See: Cerium sulfate (Serrata)
Cerium (III) sulfate, Ce2(SO4)3, ceric sulfate, also hydrated forms, yellow to orange solid / crystals
Cerium (IVI) sulfate, Ce(SO4)2, ceric sulfate, also hydrated forms, yellow solid / crystals
Cerium (IV) ammonium sulfate.

Cerium chloride, CeCl3
Cerium chloride, cerium (III) chloride heptahydrate, Harmful if ingested
Cerium sulfate, Harmful if ingested
Monazite CePO4.

Chain reaction
A chain reaction is where one chemical reaction causes further chemical reactions.
Neutrons from an atom collide with other atoms to break them up and emit more neutrons, leading to atomic explosion
Chain reaction, Sodium acetate heat pack: 14.1.11
Chain reaction, DNA and RNA: 4.4.0.

Chelates
Chelates, sequestrant: 19.1.0.1
Chelating agents, sequestering agent: 18.7.57 (Swimming pools)
Diaminoethane, ethylene diamine, C2H4(NH2)2, ligand, chelating agent, Toxic by all routes, Corrosive
Ethylenediamine (en), bidentate ligand
Tests for metal ions in water, EDTA, chelates: 12.13.11.

Chemistry
See: Chemistry (Commercial)
Abbreviations, chemistry: 1.0 (Table)
Biology chemicals: 1.0.0
Chemical bonds: 3.01.0
Chemical bonds: Single bond, --, double bond =, triple bond, e.g. carbon monoxide, C≡O.
Chemical changes and physical changes: 7.1.6
Chemical compounds: 7.0.0
Chemical equilibrium: 17.5.0
Chemical fertilizers, fertilizer trial: 6.17.0
Chemical fertilizers: 6.34 (Primary)
Chemical potential energy, enthalpy: 7.9.14.1
Chemical potential energy, Enthalpy of reaction, heat of reaction: 14.1.0
Chemical reactions: Chemical reactions
Chemical reagents, Prepare reagents: Table 10.0
See: Chemical reagents (Commercial)
Chemical sources of polymer materials: 3.4.02
Chemical terminology: 7.9.0
Chemical vapours and smelling chemicals: 3.4.8
Chemical weathering reactions: 35.22.4.01, Geology)
Chemicals safety: 3.4.0
Chemicals Not permitted in schools: 15.10.0
Chemicals spill kit: 3.4.12
Chemicals standards: 38.0
Chemicals swallowed: 3.4.7
Chemicals used in swimming pools: 18.1.0
Chemistry of natural products: 16.3.0
Chemistry (Primary): 6.0
Lists of chemicals: 5.0
Low-cost chemicals and common substances: 15.0.4
Pigment names, C.I. numbers (Table): 8.0
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3.0.0 Prepare gases
10.0 Prepare reagents
5.2.0 Prepare serial dilutions
5.4.0 Prepare solutions of known concentration:
5.3.0 Prepare stock solutions>
Quantity of chemical to be used in experiments: 3.4.2
Storing chemicals: 3.4.13.

Chemical reactions
Reactions of: (chemicals)
Chemical reactions, types of chemical reactions: 12.2.0
Common ion effect, sodium ethanoate and ethanoic acid: 17.5.2
Concentration and temperature, cobalt (II) chloride-6-water: 17.5.1
CP (Chemically Pure), general applications, chemicals standard
Disposal of waste chemicals: 3.4.11
Effect of temperature on chemical equilibrium: 17.5.5.5
Energy from chemical reactions: 3.80
Functional groups: 2.0
Handling and transferring chemicals: 3.4.10 (safety)
Hazards (chemicals classification)
Health effects of chemicals: 3.0
Health hazards: 5.0.0
High toxicity chemicals: 15.6.0
Household chemicals, chemicals in the home: 19.1.0
Laboratory safety and hazardous chemicals: 4.0
Lists of chemicals: 5.0
Physical hazards: 4.0.0
Prepare (chemicals)
Prepare reagents: 10.0
Prepare solutions of known concentration: 5.4.0
Prepare stock solutions: 5.3.0
Quantity of chemical to be used in experiments: 3.4.2.

Chicle
3.4.01 Glass transition temperature (Tg), chewing gum, cotton
23.6.2 Latex plants
Manilkara achras
16.3.5.1.9 Polyterpenes (many isoprene units)
16.7.30 Tests for chewing gum qualityby comparing bubbles.

Chitin
Chitin
Actinomycetes, Phylum: Actinobacteria, Order: Actinomycetales: 4.17
Fungi: 6.5
Glucosamine
Insect body, cockroach or grasshopper: 9.9.0.

Chloric acid, HClO3
Chloric acid, HClO3, chloric (V) acid, Harmful if ingested, explosive with organic compounds, Not permitted in schools
Chloric acid, dangerous powerful oxidizing agent. Conc. sulfuric acid + (potassium chlorate + sucrose) --> chloric acid
Chloric acid, HClO3, chloric (V) acid, or any of the oxyacids of chlorine, including the following:
Chloro-compounds, organic
Chlorous acid, HClO2, chloric (III) acid
Hypochlorous acid, HOCl, chloric (I) acid
Perchloric acid, HClO4, chloric (VII) acid.

Chloroacetic acid, CH2ClCOOH
Chloroacetic acid, chloroethanoic acids, mono-, di- and tri-, Toxic, vapour highly irritant to lungs, skin
Chloroacetic acid, chloroethanoic acid, monochloroacetic acid (use small quantities < 10 mL)
Chloroacetic acid, solution < 0.2%, Not hazardous
Organic builders in washing powders: 12.12.03.2b
Oxyacids, oxoacids: 13.3.6
Saturated carboxylic acids: 16.3.8.1.

Chlorophenols
Chlorophenol red (acid-base indicator): 9.0
Phenols: 16.1.3.2
See diagram 16.1.4.4: 2, 4, 6 trichlorophenol
There are 19 different chlorophenols.
On combustion chlorophenols form toxic and corrosive gasses.
Upon heating, toxic fumes are formed.
Chlorophenols reacts violently with strong oxidants.
The following chlorophenols are solids usually as needles and flakes, have a strong medicinal taste and odour, melting temperatures
increase with the number of chlorine atoms: dichlorophenols 50C, trichlophenols 70C, tetrachlorophenols 110C., 2, 4-dichlorophenol,
2, 4, 5-trichlorophenol, 2, 3, 4, 5-tetrachlorophenol, 2, 3, 4, 6-tetrachlorophenol, 2, 3, 5, 6-tetrachlorophenol,
2, 4, 6-trichlorophenol is found most frequently in water near hazardous waste sites.
In sewage plants, chlorophenols are usually broken down by the bacteria.
Exposure to concentrated forms of these compound include severe irritation and burns of the skin.
Some chlorophenols are carcinogens.

Chloroplatinic acid
Chloroplatinic acid, hexachloroplatinic acid hexahydrate, H2PtCl6.6H2O,
or [H3O]2[PtCl6]4H2O, [platinic chloride PtCl4] (dust may trigger
asthma, skin sensitivity)
Chloroplatinic acid hydrate, platinic chloride, H2PtCl6.xH2O.

Cholesterol
See: Cholesterol (Commercial)
Cholesterol: 19.2.1.7.0
Cholesterol and fat in eggs: 22.21
Cholesterol, saturated fats and heart disease, alternative views: 19.2.1.7.1
Glycaemic index (GI): 4.2.11
Phytosterols, plant sterols: 16.3.8.1
Statins, cholesterol-lowering drugs: 16.9.18
Wool wax.

Choline
Choline: 16.7.21.1
Choline chloride (CH3)3N(Cl)CH2CH2OH
Enjoy eggs every day!: 22.15
Fish smell, trimethylamine: 16.7.21.0
Nutritional value: 22.20 (Eggs)
Lipids, fats and oils, fatty acids, glycerides: 16.3.3.0
Lecithins: 16.3.3.0.2
Phospholipids (phosphoglycerides): 16.3.3.0.1
Physostigmine, C15H21N3O2, (cholineesterase inhibitor).

Chondroitin sulfate
Chondroitin sulfate, acidic mucopolysaccharides, glycosaminoglycans are long unbranched polysaccharides, repeating disaccharide units
Chondroitin sulfate proteoglycans = protein core + chondroitin sulfate in cartilage, may relieve osteoarthritis.
Commercial: Chondroitin sulfate sodium salt from bovine cartilage.

Chromium, Cr
See: Chromium Elements, Compounds, (Commercial)
Chromium, Table of Elements
Chromium compounds
Chromium (properties): 7.2.2.13
Chromium plating, electroplating: 15.1.3
Chromium toxicity: 3.6.5
Reactions of chromium compounds: 12.5.0
Tests for chromium: 12.11.3.17
Tests for chromates: 12.11.5.9.

Chromium, Cr (Greek khrōma colour, from coloured compounds), white, hard, lustrous and brittle metal that is extremely resistant to
ordinary corrosive agents.
It is a reactive transition metal but forms protective oxide layer in air that prevents further oxidation and forms hard alloys with Ni or Fe.
Chromium is available as technical grade chromium, is extracted from chromite (Fe(CrO2)2) and is used for chromium plated metal,
hard plating Cr2O3, catalysts, in stainless and heat resistant steel.
Strong reducing agent Cr2+ salts blue in aqueous solution, Cr3+ salts green in aqueous solution.
CrO42- salts yellow, e.g. potassium chromate, K2CrO4, and strong oxidizing agent Cr2O72-, orange, e.g. potassium dichromate K2Cr2O7.
Chromium deficiency reduces tolerance to glucose.
Chromium, Cr, metal, AAS Standard, lumps, coating grit, chips, powder
Chromium-151, reactor-produced medical radioisotope, half-life 27.7 days, used to label red blood cells
Chromium (II), Cr2+, strong reducing agent, blue salts in aqueous solution
Chromium (III), Cr3+, green salts in aqueous solution
Atomic number: 24, Relative atomic mass: 51.996, r.d. 7.19, m.p. = 1890oC, b.p. = 2482oC.
Specific heat capacity: 448 J kg-1 K-1.

Chromium compounds
Chromium (III) compounds, very small quantities of chromium (III) compounds are essential for health and well-being.
Chromium (VI) compounds are usually highly toxic, soluble in water and solutions are powerful oxidizing agents in acidic conditions,
but less oxidizing under alkaline conditions
Calcium chromate, CaCrO4, yellow powder, slightly soluble in water.
Chromium salts, Chromium, chromic acid toxicity: 3.6.5
Chromous salts are chromium salts in the (II) oxidation state, form blue solutions
Barium chromate, BaCrO4
Chromates
Chrome alum, K2SO4.Cr2(SO4)3.24H2O
Chrome iron ore, FeCr2O4, chromite
Chrome red, PbO.PbCrO4, basic lead chromate
Chrome yellow, PbCrO4, lead chromate pigment
Chromic (III) sulfate
Chromic acid
Chromic nitrate, chromic nitrate hydrated, chromium (III) nitrate nonahydrate
Chromic potassium sulfate, KCr(SO4)2.12H2Ot
Chromite
Chromium hexacarbonyl, C6CrO6
Chromium (II) acetate, dimer monohydrate, C8H16O10Cr2
Chromium (II) chloride, chromic chloride, Cl2Cr
Chromium (II) oxide, CrO, insoluble black powder
Chromium (III) acetate, chromium (III) ethanoate, chromic acetate, chromium acetate, Harmful if ingested
Chromium (III) chloride, Cl3Cr
Chromium (III) chloride hexahydrate, Cl3Cr.6H2O
Chromium (III) hypochlorite
Chromium (III) nitrate nonahydrate, CrN3O9.9H2O
Chromium (III) oxide
Chromium (III) phosphate, CrH8O8P, Chromium (III) phosphate tetrahydrate
Chromium (III) potassium sulfate dodecahydrate, CrKO8S2.12H2O
Chromium (III) sulfate
Chromium (IV) oxide, CrO2, insoluble black powder
Chromium (VI) oxide, chromium trioxide, CrO3
Chromium oxychloride
Chromium potassium sulfate
Copper-chromium alloys: 5.5.14
Dichromates
Oxidize chromium compounds to chromates, CrO42-: 12.5.5
Prepare potassium dichromate, K2Cr2O7: 12.5.6
Potassium chromate, K2CrO4
Potassium chromium sulfate, KCr(SO4)2.12H2O
Potassium dichromate, K2Cr2O7
Reactions of chromates, CrO42-: 12.5.4
Reactions of chromium, Cr, and chromium compounds: 12.5.1
Reactions of dichromates, Cr2O72-, potassium dichromate: 12.5.3.

Chromates, -CrO42-
Chromates, -CrO42-, usually yellow salts
Chromates, dichromates, hazards: 3.7.4
Movement of copper and chromate ions: 33.89
Reactions of chromates: 12.5.4
Tests for chromates: 12.11.5.9.

Chrome alum, K2SO4.Cr2(SO4)3.24H2O, CrK(SO4)2.12H2O
Alums
Prepare chrome alum: 12.14.4.0
Chrome alum (properties): 12.14.4.1
Chrome alum, chromium (III) potassium sulfate, potassium chromium sulfate, chromium potassium sulfate dodecahydrate, potassium
chromium (III) sulfate dodecahydrate, used for tanning, mordant, photography. purple or violet-red octahedral crystals.

Chromic acid, H2CrO4, Not permitted in schools
Do not prepare or use in a school science laboratory!
Cleaning agents, "chromic acid": 2.20.3
Ionization reaction, H2CrO4: 12.5.7
Chromic acid, H2CrO4, exists only as salts, e.g. lead chromate, barium chromate, or in solution
Chromic acid, H2CrO4, Highly toxic if ingested, Not permitted in schools
Chromic salts are green-violet chromium salts in the (III) or (VI) oxidation state.
Chromic acid, very reactive (conc. sulfuric acid + dichromate --> formerly used as a glass cleaning solution).

Chromium (III) oxide, Cr2O3, chromium oxide, chromium trioxide, chromic oxide, chrome green, chromia, green chromium oxide
Chromium (III) oxide, chromium sesquioxide, an amphoteric oxide (C.I. pigment Green 17), Highly toxic if ingested, used for craft.
Catalytic oxidation of ammonia, with chromium (III) oxide: 13.6.6.2.

Chromium (VI) oxide, CrO3
Prepare chromium trioxide, CrO3: 12.5.2
Storing chromium (VI) oxide: 3.4.13.3
Chromium (VI) oxide, Not permitted in schools, Highly toxic if ingested, carcinogenic.

Chromium (VI) oxide, chromium trioxide, CrO3, (chromic acid anhydride), Toxic, dark red powder.
Chromium (VI) oxide was formerly a glass cleaning solution called "chromic acid", prepared by mixing a metal chromate or dichromate
with concentrated acid in a chromate salt solution.
However, this solution is dangerous and other glass cleaning detergent solutions should be used.
Chromium (VI) oxide, forms explosive mixtures with combustibles or organic compounds.
Chromic trioxide is a powerful oxidizing agent.
Commercial: Chromic acid, polymer-supported.
Do NOT use chromic acid for glass cleaning in school science laboratories.
Chromium (VI) oxide, CrO3, chromium trioxide, chromic acid anhydride, strong oxidizing agent
Chromium (VI) oxide, chromic anhydride, glass cleaning solution,
Chromium trioxides are soluble in alcohol, ethanol, sulfuric acid, and nitric acid; when heated to decomposition,
chromium trioxides emit smoke and irritating fumes.
Chromium trioxide, Jones reagent, chromium trioxide in dilute sulfuric acid for oxidation of organic substances.

Chromium oxychloride, CrO2Cl2
Chromium (VI) oxychloride, dichlorochromium (VI) oxide, chromyl chloride, Highly toxic by all routes, strong red oxidizing liquid,
Not permitted in schools
Chromyl chloride, Solution < 1%, Not hazardous.

Chromium sulfate
Chromium (III) sulfate, chromium sulfate, chromic sulfate, Harmful if ingested
Chromium sulfate, Cr2(SO4)3, Cr2O12S3, dark green to violet crystals, , used in paints, inks, ceramics, dyeing, noncombustible,
envirnmental damage if released
Chromium (III) sulfate, Cr2(SO4)3.x(H2O), violet-green "basic chromium sulfates"
1. Cr2(SO4)3
2. Cr2(SO4)3.18H2O
3. Cr2(SO4)3.15H2O.

Chromite
Chromite, FeCr2O4, iron chromium oxide, iron chromite, chrome iron ore, chromium ore, chrome iron ore, chromium ore, in basic
igneous, metamorphic, e.g. serpentine and sedimentary rocks, dark grey to black colour, metallic lustre, specific gravity 4.0 to 5.1,
Mohs scale hardness 5.5 to 6, brown streak, slightly magnetic so may be confused with magnetite, only economic ore of chromium,
magnesium substitues for iron iin molecule in significant amounts
Chromium in Cr (III) form, as mineral chromite, FeCr2O4, iron chromium oxide, iron chromite, chrome iron ore.

Chrysin
Chrysin, C15H10O4, flavone, in: | Passion Flower
| German chamomile
| Midnight horror tree.

3.71.5 School chalk, blackboard chalk, safety
The chemicals in blackboard chalk, mainly gypsum, CaSO4.2H2O, are harmless if ingested.
However, chalk dust may cause respiratory problems in children with asthma, and in teachers after exposure for many years.
The new product called "dustless chalk" is chemically the same but the chalk dust it produces consists of much heavier particles that
quickly drop down instead of being suspended in the air.
Chalk dust should be regularly cleaned out of the classroom .
Chalk dust may damage electronic equipment, e.g. computer motherboard and playback heads of VCRs.
Yellow chalk on a green "blackboard" may be more visible to most students but may cause problems for colour-blind students.

3.71.6 Solubility of school chalk, blackboard chalk, in water
Shake powdered blackboard chalk (school chalk), mainly gypsum, CaSO4.2H2O, with water in a test-tube.
Filter the mixture and collect the filtrate in an evaporating basin.
Evaporate the water by heating the evaporating basin over a beaker of boiling water.
Examine the inside surface of the basin.
If any residue is found, then some chalk is soluble in water.

3.71.7 School chalk, blackboard chalk with weak acids
Put three sticks of blackboard chalk, mainly gypsum, CaSO4.2H2O, in beakers partly filled with water, lemon juice, vinegar, so that
about half of each stick is still dry.
Observe the chalk sticks over the next days.
The chalk sticks dissolve in the weak acids.