Incompatible substances


composition of matches
Basic acids and their salts. Dissociation constants of acids and alkalis
Complex substances of copper
Gypsum and alabaster
Glauber's salt
Incompatible substances
Complex substances. The oxidation of iron. Rust

Complex substances. Malachite is a complex copper substance
complex copper substance - Malachite

Sodium hydroxide solution
Sodium hydroxide

Crystalline gypsum

Glauber's salt
Glauber's salt
Rust - is one of the complex substance of iron formed with chemical reaction water and iron.
Already at a humidity of 50 % the surface of iron is covered with a layer of water thickness of 15 molecules. Corrosion enhanced with the presence of ions Cl-, which transferred the rust in the solution to the form of [Fe(H2O)2Cl4]. As the corrosion inhibitors use a solution of NaNO2, in glycerin, amines (buty- amine) and its salts. In air Fe(OH)2 is rapidly oxidized, turning into a yellow-brown iron hydroxide(III). Unlike Fe(OH)2, it is amphotere, although its acidic properties are much weaker than base properties; it dissolves only in concentrated alkali when heated:
The figure on the left - oxidation of Fe(OH)2 in air. A white precipitate of Fe(OH)2 (at the bottom of the tube) immediately oxidizes to yellow-brown Fe(OH)3 on the air. The intermediate oxidation product is a dirty-green precipitate of the hydroxide containing Fe (II) and Fe (III).
Interesting, but unpleasant feature of rust is it has greater volume than the original iron. It is can cause disastrous consequences: although the rust seems to be soft, and with its growth develop huge efforts. When in London by sir Christopher in 1675-1710 built grandiose St Paul's Cathedral, the stone blocks of the bell tower were joined with iron clamps, which were laid in the grooves carved into the stone. For hundreds of years, staples have rusted and began to raise a stone laying, then the bell tower was warped. Engineers have calculated the pressure is developed with rust so great, that even would be it lifted a two-kilometer layer of stones! It needs to disassemble the clutch and insert into the grooves new steel brackets.
The rate of iron oxidation greatly depends on the total surface of contact between metal and air. So, nail, even if it is very hot, not soon turn into dross. Small sawdust then its strong heat, burn quickly, and if its put to flames flare, then its up in the form of sparks. The chemical way is the reduction of iron oxides with hydrogen you can get more fine powder of iron; it is called pyrophoric. It flashes in the air at normal temperatures. Other metals can be pyrophoric if its have powder condition and the oxide FeO.
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Electrochemical corrosion
of metals.

Ammoniac and ammonia

"Prefabricated" of complex substances - ammoniac is a hydrochloric acid (please do not confuse the ammoniac and ammonia two different complex substances, and belong to completely different classes of substances. Ammoniac - ammonium chloride is a salt of hydrochloric acid, and ammonia is the alkali (base)).
- white substance, belongs to the class of "salt". You can get it if pass ammonia through a solution of hydrochloric acid.
Ammonia- NH4OH is the base - transparent white liquid with a very specific smell of ammonia. It is used as technical 25% ammonia. the
All work with hydrochloric acid and ammonia should be done in a well ventilated room
Chemical properties of hydrochloric acid You can find on the properties of acids. (On the page ammonia You can find a properties of substance ammonia, also known as ammonia water).

Composition of matches
The fiery surface of a matchbox covered with a mixture of red phosphorus and glass powder. The composition of the match heads are oxidizers (PbO2, l3, BaCrO4) and reducing agents (S, Sb2S3). With the friction of the surface mixture on match heads ignited. The first phosphorus matches with a head of white phosphorus were founded in 1827. Such matches were ignited with friction on any surface, and it often led to fires. In addition, white phosphorus is very poisonous.

Complex substances of copper - malachite. This mineral is a complex substance, whose composition includes copper. In nature, malachite is born where copper ores are combined with the carbonate rocks: limestone, dolomite, etc. Under the influence of groundwater, in which dissolved oxygen and carbon dioxide, copper from ore goes into solution. Slowly seeping through porous limestone, the solution interacts with it and form a basic copper carbonate malachite.
For getting an artificial malachite you can use hydrothermal synthesis (from the Greek. "hidro" is "water" and "thermos" "hot"). This process simulates the formation of minerals in the Earth. It is based on the ability of water to dissolve at high temperature (500 C) and high pressures (up to 3000 ATM) substances, that at normal conditions is practically insoluble, for example, the basic carbonate of copper.
Copper has an important role in the life processes of organisms it is part of some enzymes involved in the oxidation reactions of organic substances. Daily requirement of copper for us is about 2-3 mg. Particularly milk and yeast have this element in a large number. However, large quantities of copper in our body are harmful: ingestion of 2 g of copper sulfate can lead to death.


Soda. When we talk about soda, we almost always think about baking soda (o food soda), that is used in the kitchen. We can add it to the dough, use to wash dishes. The chemical formula of baking soda NaHCO3 is sodium bicarbonate. To get this soda, you can mix a solution of carbonic acid H2CO3 with sodium hydroxide. It should be noted that the reaction was not goes full, i.e. from two atoms of hydrogen in the acid should be substituted only one atom. Compare the two reactions according to the number of reagents:
2NaOH+H2CO3= Na2CO3+2H2O
You can see that in the second reaction of sodium hydroxide were taken in 2 times more, the reaction is fully completed (i.e. the sodium atoms replace all hydrogen atoms in the coal acid).

NaHCO3 is baking soda (in the first reaction). The substance obtained in the second reaction - Na2CO3 - as at first the substance is also called soda, is a fairly caustic substance with distinct alkaline properties (you can check it with the indicators!). To work with a solution of soda ash needs with rubber gloves! In appearance of both soda are no different. Washing soda can be purchased in household shop, and food soda - in grocery.


Gypsum is a white crystalline substance with chemical formula CaSO4*2H2O. From gypsum make sculptural copies, wall decoration, used in medicine. The gypsum has one original feature: when gypsum CaSO4*2H2O is heated to a temperature of 160 to 170 oC, it cleaved 3/4 crystallization water, the result is a alabaster 2 CaSO4*H2O, i.e.
2 (CaSO4*2H2O)=2 CaSO4*H2O + 3 H2O
When alabaster is kneaded with water and fill form with the resulting "dough", it greedily begins to attach the missing water molecule and turns back into a crystalline gypsum. This slightly increases the volume of material and so it fills all the cavity and reproduces the finest details. So the alabaster ussed to get plaster casts and masks.


Mirabilite (Glauber's salt Na2SO4*10H2O) - the salt, called for the German chemist, who first isolated it and studied. The appearance of the salt (or Glauber's salt) is reminiscent of ice crystals - long and perfectly transparent, and melted like ice!
To taste Glauber's salt - the same as ordinary salt NaCl. Thrown on hot coals the salt does not crack with the noise (unlike food salt) and is not flammable like nitrate. The Glauber's salt are not dangerous to us. It can be used as inside and outside (it often used in medicine). Glauber's salt can heal fresh wounds! Glauber's salt is a great substance for bowel! the
Largest part of the salt is located on the Caspian sea (the Gulf of Kara-Bogaz-Gol). The bottom is covered with this salt, that is formed there from sea water through evaporation.

And that's some list of incompatible compounds (it the substances mixed then goes chemical reaction):

Sodium azide (NaN3) - lead (Pb), copper (Cu).
Nitric acid (HNO3) - acetic acid (CH3COOH), hydrocyanic acid (HCN), aniline, carbon (), hydrogen sulfide (H2S).
Ammonium nitrate (NH4NO3 or ammonium nitrate) - acids, metal powders, nitrates,sulfur, combustible and flammable substances.
Ammonia (NH3 - in an anhydrous condition), mercury, halogens (fluorine, chlorine, bromine, iodine, astatine).
Acetone - a mixture of concentrated sulfuric and nitric acids.
Bromine - ammonia, acetylene, butane, hydrogen, powdered metals.
Iodine - acetylene, ammonia.
Oxygen - oils, grease, hydrogen, flammable substances.
Copper - acetylene, hydrogen peroxide.
Peroxide - copper, chromium, iron, flammable liquids and substances.
Potassium Permanganate - glycerin, ethylene glycol, sulphuric acid.
hydrogen sulfide - nitric acid, oxidizing gases.
Coal - with all oxidizing agents.
Oxalic acid - with silver and mercury.

Ammonia. Properties of ammonia

Bases. Properties of bases. Alkali

Structure of paint
Mineral paint


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omposition of matches

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