Chapter 32

Chemistry in Everyday Life

Chapter Highlights

Chemicals in medicines—analgesics, tranquilizers, antiseptics, disinfectants, antimicrobials, antifertility drugs, antacids, antihistamins.

Chemicals in food—preservativeness, artificial sweetening agents.

Cleansing agents—soaps and detergents, cleansing action.

Rocket propellants: characteristics and chemicals used.

Chemicals in Medicine

Chemical substances used for the treatment of diseases and for reducing the suffering from pain are called medicines or drugs. A medicine is a chemical substance that cures the disease and is not only safe to use but also not cause any addiction or much toxicity while a drug cures diseases and may cause side effects and creates ...

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