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01 Chemistry in Everyday Life

And we know that Chemistry is, indeed, a very fascinating subject. Hearing
chemists speak about chemicals like they were some magna opera.
And, indeed, they are!
We often took Chemistry for granted. Sure, we have known that it is the
study of the atom, the elements formed from such atoms, and the way they
interact with other elements, or matter. That is why we took the name, and
use it in other ways. We also have known the basic foundations of
Chemistry: matter.
From the solids such as (L-R): ice (frozen water), cinnabar (an ore of
mercury), and padparadscha (a pinkish sapphire);
From the liquids such as: Aqua fortis ("strong water", Nitric acid
[HNO3]), Aqua vitae ("living water", Ethanol [H6C2O]), and Aqua
regia ("royal water", mixture of hydrochloric acid [HCl ] and nitric acid);
Gases like air, smoke, and electrically charged plasma, such as: gases in
stars and neon lights.
Truly, we have known them everyday. Chemistry has been an integral part
of our lives, it is difficult to imagine what will happen to our lives if
Chemistry is absent.

01 Chemistry in Consumer Products
What would happen if Chemistry is absent in our lives?
So, as we have seen, Chemistry is important to us. But, we have to be very
careful with what we use, or consume. So, it is very important to know what
are the chemicals present in some everyday consumer products we use at
home, at school, or, basically, anywhere.

Chemistry in Consumer Products
1. Food Additives are chemicals that improve flavor and appearance of
food, and can preserve the natural taste of it. Examples are acetic
acid (found chiefly in vinegar) and antioxidants such as Vitamin C.

Examples are citrus oil in perfumes and glyoxal (found in nail polish). 2. the manufacturer. Some product labels have a symbol showing the "period after opening" information. before we end this topic. and harmful in large doses (at least a pint. Read the product labels.the product may be harmful in small doses (at least a teaspoon). or antiviral. There must be no breaks. WARNING . and harmful in large doses (at least an ounce). or 28 g). and sometimes can be antibacterial. 3. 3. 2. 4. Examples are ibuprofen (some trade names include Alaxan™) and paracetamol (trade names include Biogesic™). And so. Use it before the product expires. antifungal. 2. Cosmetics are chemicals that enhance the user's appearance and/or fragrance. or 568 g).the product is fatal. CAUTION . and country of production 3. supplier. we need some safety reminders: 1. 4. Take note of the following: 1. Active Ingredients are chemicals that produce a chemical or biological effect on the body or system upon use. Printing must be clear and legible 2. Take note of the ingredients used. or missing information on the print.the product may be harmful in small doses (at least an ounce. Cleaning Agents are chemical that can remove dirt. up to a teaspoon). Examples include naphthalene (used in mothballs) and bleach. DANGER . . tears. even at very tiny doses (such as a taste. Take note of the following signal words: 1.