City Chemical LLC offers the best prices and widest selection of all kinds. Below are a list of chemicals that are abundant in compounds as well as an alphabetical listing of more chemicals in supply.
Aluminum is the most abundant metal in the earth's crust; it is a good conductor of heat and electricity. Various aluminum compounds are created when aluminum reacts with one or more element. Aluminum compounds are utilized in many industries, in both general and industrial applications such as ceramic glazes, specialty papers, precipitating agent, tanning leather, and fire-proofing cloth.
Ammonium compounds are the reaction of ammonia gas with other elements, and are divisible into two classes; in the first class ammonium is combined with a strong acid, such as sulfuric or hydrochloric, and in the second class the ammonium is combined with a weak acid such as hydroxyl. Ammonium compounds are used for such things as analytical reagents, fluxes, coatings, corrosion inhibitors, and cooling compounds.
Antimony is a silver-white metal commonly found in natural ore. Antimony compounds have been a fundamental feature in chemistry even though the use of antimony is limited by its toxicity. Antimony compounds are used in paints & pigments, textiles and leather mordants, flame-retardants, and pyrotechnics.
Barium compounds are chemical compounds which contain the element Barium. Barium is extremely reactive and readily reacts with water, ammonia, halogens, oxygen, and most acids. Because barium reacts with oxygen in the air, it is never found free in nature. Barium compounds are used as ceramic fluxes, optical glass, patinas, paint and varnish driers, metallurgy, and analytical chemistry.
Cadmium is a soft metallic element occurring primarily in zinc, copper, and lead ores. Cadmium is known to lower the melting points of certain alloys when used in low percentages. Cadmium compounds are primarily used in ceramics, electroplating, low-friction fatigue-resistant alloys, solders, batteries, and nuclear reactor shields.
Calcium is a crystalline metal that can be machined, extruded, or drawn. Although none of the alkaline earth metals occur free in nature, calcium compounds are abundant. Calcium compounds are used in paper & pulp, photography, alloying agents, reducing agents, fillers, deoxidizers, dietary supplements, and medicine.
Lead is a dense, ductile, very soft metal. Compared to the other metals, lead has poor electrical conductivity. Being very malleable and resistant to corrosion, lead compounds are used in lead-acid batteries, pigments, electronic and optical applications, and radiation shields.
Magnesium is the eighth most abundant element. Magnesium is a chemically active element that easily combines with other elements to produce magnesium compounds. Magnesium compounds are used in ceramics, fireproofing, inks, pharmaceuticals, fertilizers, insulations, leather tanning, and textile processing.
Potassium is a soft, highly reactive metallic element. Potassium metal is extracted from ore. Potassium is either found in or converted to a wide variety of salts. Potassium compounds are widely used in many applications such as baking, brewing, electroplating, photography, food additives, etching, sensitive coatings on blueprint paper, and as oxidizing agents and laboratory reagents.
Silver is a metallic chemical element that has the highest electrical conductivity and the highest thermal conductivity of any metal. Silver occurs naturally in its free form and chemically combines with other elements to form silver compounds. Silver compounds are used in solar energy and the semiconductor industry, as a laboratory reagent, silver plating, and photography.
Sodium is an alkali earth metal that reacts with other substances easily, sometimes explosively. Sodium bonds very strongly to other elements, therefore sodium compounds are very difficult to break apart. Sodium compounds are used in chemical manufacturing, detergents, soaps, paper & pulp, waterproofing textiles, and analytical reagents.
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