50 Important Compounds

Enter the name of the compound into the box.
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[a component of vinegar

and photographic film]

Acetic Acid

[a component of paint thinner

and nail polish remover]

Acetone

[a very hot burning fuel gas

used in welding]

Acetylene

[a component of fertilizer

and household cleaners]

Ammonia

[a form of vitamin C

and common food additive]

Ascorbic Acid

[a chemical commonly used

in petroleum products]

Benzene

[a food preservative that

inhibits mold and yeast growth]

Benzoic Acid

[a component of flame

retardants]

Biphenyl

[a component of propane

and camping fuel]

Butane

[a chemical used in the

production of rubber]

Butene

[a fatty acid; used to make

strong, transparent plastic]

Butyric Acid

[a stimulant often present

in coffee, tea and chocolate]

Caffeine

[a material used in road

construction and iron purification]

Calcium Carbonate

[a common industrial material;

used to make plaster]

Calcium Sulfate

[a component of photosynthesis;

a refrigerant used in food transport]

Carbon Dioxide

[a medium used in

infrared lasers]

Carbon Monoxide

[a solvent for fats, oils,

rubber, waxes, and resins]

Chloroform

[the light-absorbing molecule

responsible for photosynthesis]

Chlorophyll

[an essential component of

all animal cell membranes]

Cholesterol

[a flavouring and preservative

in food and drinks]

Citric Acid

[adrenaline, used to treat

anaphylaxis and cardiac arrest]

Epinephrine

["Prozac", a drug used to

treat depression]

Fluoxetine

[an embalming agent used

to preserve animal tissue]

Formaldehyde

[a natural sugar,

derived from cornstarch]

Glucose

[an essential ingredient

in many types of explosives]

Glycerol
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[a component in many

cosmetics and metallic paints]

Guanine

[a chemical used to

regulate the acidity of water]

Hydrochloric Acid

[a disinfectant;

used to bleach paper]

Hydrogen Peroxide

[a pain-relieving and

anti-inflammatory drug]

Ibuprofen

[a hormone used to

treat diabetes]

Insulin

[the mineral, hematite,

needed to make steel]

Iron (III) Oxide

[helps to stabilize cells

in response to heat stress]

Isoprene

[the main component of

natural gas; a fuel]

Methane

["Ritalin", a drug used to treat

attentional disorders]

Methylphenidate

[a powerful, pain-relieving

narcotic]

Morphine

[an oxidizer used in rocket motors

and aerosol sprays]

Nitrous Oxide

[an antibiotic used

to treat infections]

Penicillin

[in dentistry, a solution

used to prepare teeth for fillings]

Phosphoric Acid

[a component in soap,

glass, and china production]

Potassium Carbonate

[a component of fertilizers

and toothpaste for sensitive teeth]

Potassium Nitrate

[a fuel commonly used in

barbecues and portable stoves]

Propane

[a component in the manufacture

of plastic packaging]

Propylene

[used to treat malaria (less now);

used to treat arthritis]

Quinine

[a component of cement;

found in nature as quartz]

Silicon Dioxide

[baking soda, a leavening

agent used in cooking]

Sodium Bicarbonate

[table salt; also used in

road de-icing]

Sodium Chloride

[a chemical used in the

pulping of wood for paper]

Sodium Hydroxide

[a chemical used in fertilizers

detergents, and pharmaceuticals]

Sulfuric Acid

[a natural spice used to

flavour foods such as ice cream]

Vanillin

[the key to virtually

all life on Earth]

Water
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