What Is The Example Of Inorganic Chemistry?


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An example on inorganic chemistry is salt.

  • What inorganic chemistry is

Inorganic chemistry is one branch of science in which the properties of compounds and behavior are inorganic. To be more precise a definition of organic chemistry is needed. Organic chemistry is where compounds contain carbon. In this definition any compound with carbon would be organic and any compound without carbon is said to be inorganic.

To be more explicit, an inorganic compound is ionic in which the cations and anions are joined through an ionic bond such as salt or magnesium chloride. Magnesium chloride contains magnesium cations and chloride anions. The bulk of both salt and magnesium chloride are neutral electrically speaking. The ions are in their oxidation state allowing for the ionization process to occur.

Oxides, sulphates, halides, and carbonates are all considered inorganic classes of salt. Inorganic compounds have high melting points and are often poor conductors in their solid state.

Another factor of most inorganic chemistry compounds is their solubility in water. They are also easily crystallized. Another type of inorganic chemistry reaction is the double displacement in which two salts are swapped without a change in the oxidation of the compound. You also have redox reactions in which one salt is a reactant and the other is an oxidant. This helps lower the oxidation state. There is a net result with the electron's exchange.

  • Examples of inorganic chemistry

If you are looking for examples of inorganic chemistry in nature then look at minerals. Minerals like gypsum are examples of inorganic chemistry. Sodium chloride, pyrite, and calcium sulphate are also examples.

Inorganic compounds in chemistry can be man made in a lab with relative ease. For example ammonium nitrate is the first man made compound created in a lab for soil fertilization. These are various examples of inorganic chemistry.

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