Uses of Carbon Compounds
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What are the two competing demands for carbon compounds?
- For use as:
- feedstocks for other industries
What are esters used for?
What are carboxylic acids used for?
- Plastic in paint
What is a halogenoalkane?
A compound in which one or more of the hydrogen atoms in a alkane has been replaced by a halogen atom
Give an example of a halogenoalkane
What properties of CFCs make them useful in a variety of consumer products?
- They are:
- low flammability
- low toxicity
What are some everyday uses of CFCs?
- As propellants in an aerosol can
- As refrigerants in refridgerators and air conditioning units
- As blowing agents
- As cleaning solvents
What is the molecular formula for Ozone?
What does the ozone protect us from?
What does releasing too many CFCs into the air do?
Destroys the ozone layers and hence increases UV radiation reaching the Earth
What are three uses of aromatic compounds?
- Soapless detergent
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