Industrial Inorganic Chemistry
Inorganic Chemistry is the study of the structures, properties, and behaviours and reactions, of elements, mixtures in solutions, and chemical compounds that do not contain carbon-hydrogen bonds, Industrial inorganic chemistry includes subdivisions of the chemical industry that manufacture inorganic products on a large scale such as the heavy inorganics sulfates chlor-alkalis, sulfuric acid, and fertilizers. The chemical industry adds value to raw materials by transforming them into the chemicals required for the manufacture of consumer products. The top 20 inorganic chemicals manufactured in India, Japan, Canada, China, Europe and the US in the year 2005. Traditionally, the scale of a nation's economy could be evaluated by their productivity of sulfuric acid. Inorganic chemistry is a highly practical area of science. Inorganic compounds which are mostly manufactured are hydrogen, hydrogen peroxide, nitric acid, nitrogen carbon black, chlorine, hydrochloric acid, oxygen, phosphoric acid, sodium carbonate, sodium chlorate, sodium hydroxide, sodium silicate, sodium sulfate, sulfuric acid, aluminium sulfate, ammonia, ammonium nitrate, ammonium sulfate and titanium dioxide. The manufacturing of fertilizers is another practical application of industrial inorganic chemistry.
- Sources of Inorganic Raw Materials
- Sulfuric Acid and Sulfates