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Inorganic chemistry

Inorganic chemicals is the shortened form of inorganic chemical industry and is an important branch of the chemical industry with natural resources and industrial by-products as raw materials for the production of sulfuric acid, nitric acid, hydrochloric acid, phosphoric acid, soda ash, caustic soda, synthetic ammonia, fertilizer and inorganic salts, etc. This includes sulfuric acid industry, soda industry, the chloro-alkali industry, synthetic ammonia industry, fertilizer industry and mineral industry. Its broad definition also includes the production of inorganic non-metallic materials and fine inorganic product such as ceramics and inorganic pigment. The main raw material of inorganic chemical products are mineral product including sulfur, sodium, phosphorus, potassium and calcium and coal, oil, gas, and air, water and so on. Inorganic chemicals can be traced back to the ancient process of ceramics, alchemy, brewing, dyeing at thousands of years ago. Although with small scale, backward technology and pure manual manipulation, but it is the prototype of inorganic chemicals. For thousands of years, due to the low productivity, it gets slow development. Until the 18th century, it had developed rapidly. In the middle of 18th century, Britain had first applied lead chamber method using saltpeter and sulfur as raw materials to produce sulfuric acid. In 1783, Lu Bulan (France) proposed the soda method using sodium chloride, sulfuric acid, coal as raw materials. In the latter half of the 18th century, the modern chemical industry taking inorganic chemical industry as the main content had began to emerge. In 1841, people began the production of phosphate fertilizer; In 1965 Belgian Solvay realized the industrialization of ammonia soda for production of soda; with the rise of preparing potassium industry in 1870; In 1890, people began to use electrolytic approach for making Cl2 and caustic soda; In 1913, people had achieved the catalytic synthesis

The structure of Mercury selenide

Mercury selenide (HgSe; sometimes mercury(II) selenide) is a chemical compound of Mercury and selenium.

May 22,2024  Inorganic chemistry

What is the crystal structure of tin telluride?

Tin telluride is a narrow gap semiconductor with promising properties for IR optical applications and topological insulators.

May 22,2024  Inorganic chemistry

A transition metal boride: zirconium diboride

This makes Zirconium diboride suitable for the extreme chemical and thermal environments associated with, for example, hypersonic flight, atmospheric re-entry, and rocket propulsion.

May 22,2024  Inorganic chemistry

What is the crystal of TiO2?

Titanium Dioxide Single Crystal is a single crystal from the Goodfellow range. Variations of these single crystals are available and are used for research applications across physics, chemistry, and m

May 21,2024  Inorganic chemistry

What is the crystal structure of cadmium Selenide?

At normal temperature and pressure Cadmium selenide crystallizes in the hexagonal, wurtzite lattice. CdSe can also crystallize in the cubic, zinc-blende modification (c-CdSe), although it is me-tastab

May 21,2024  Inorganic chemistry

A promising photocathode material-Copper gallium selenide

The copper chalcopyrite CuGaSe2 and the defect-related phase CuGa3Se5 are promising photocathode materials for solar hydrogen generation

May 21,2024  Inorganic chemistry

A rare earth metal oxide: lanthanum oxide

La2O3 has various optical applications, such as in infrared transmitting glass ceramics and as an additive to various transparent ceramic laser materials to improve their optical properties.

May 21,2024  Inorganic chemistry

Thorium dioxide: a fuel in nuclear reactors

Thorium dioxide has a cubic crystal structure with a lattice constant of 5.592 ?.

May 20,2024  Inorganic chemistry

What is the crystal structure of Cadmium sulfide?

CdS has two types of crystal structures, as shown above: (a) cubic zinc blende and (b) hexagonal wurtzite structures.

May 20,2024  Inorganic chemistry

Vanadium Nitride: an anode materials

The crystal structure and properties of well-known synthetic VN (or δ-VN) have been studied in detail. It is a cubic NaCl-type structure (Fm-3m, a ≈ 4.135 ?, Z = 4).

May 20,2024  Inorganic chemistry
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