(Sulfur dioxide SO 2 ) Used as a preservative in wine for its antibacterial properties, and as a bleaching agent in flour. Sulfur dioxide may be used to fumigate fruit and vegetables to extend their shelf life. - - -2 sulfite Occurs naturally in the atmosphere and as a pollutant gas from combustion of fuels with sulfur. Sulfur dioxide is one cause of acid rain.
sulfite -2 (Sulfite) Used to sterilize fermentation equipment and food containers, as well as for its antimicrobial properties. Generally meat, cereals and dairy products may not be treated with it as it destroys thiamine (vitamin B1) content. Over exposure to sulfites in food may cause an asthmatic attack. 1 out 100 people are sensitive to sulfite causing allergic reactions. Some people have died. SO SO 2 SO 3 SO 3 -2
sulfite -2 Sulfuric Acid 2H + + SO 4 -2 Calcium sulfate (casts, gypsum-drywall) (White Sands, NM) Magnesium Sulfate (Epson salts) Barium Sulfate (contrast medium for xrays) Copper sulfate is an algaecide. sulfate
Ammonia is created in the body from digestion of proteins and amino acids. If theres an excess of nitrogen, the body converts it to urea, which is less toxic. Urea is expelled in the urine. Some babies are born without the enzymes to convert ammonia to urea, so they develop hyperammonemia, which is fatal or will cause brain damage. Ammonia is formed when animal waste is decomposed by bacteria. - - - - - - -
- - - - - Ammonia added to water will form ammonium hydroxide (cleaning ammonia) Ammonium nitrate: Fertilizer, explosives Ammonium chloride: conducts electricity inside dry-cell batteries. Also used in cough medicines to hide the taste of bitter tasting medicines. Also used as expectorant. +1
The nitrite in the blood converts the hemoglobin in red blood cells to methemoglobin (meta + hemoglobin) Metamorphosis (meta + morpho) change+shape This reduces the ability of the blood to carry oxygen, causing a condition known as methemoglobinemia, or "blue baby syndrome." High nitrate levels in drinking water can harm infants. Nitrate is converted into nitrite by bacteria that survives in infants stomachs. by bacteria that survives in infants stomachs causing blue baby syndrome
Acetate - - - - When hydrogen proton comes off or reacts with something, its electron is left behind. This makes the remaining molecule negatively charged. It then becomes the acetate ion. The negatively charged acetate ion is then attracted to anything positive, such as metals that have lost an electron. Acetic Acid (vinegar) C2H3O2-C2H3O2-
Sodium acetate Na C 2 H 3 O 2 is used for instant heating pads.acetate. Calcium acetate Ca(C 2 H 3 O 2 ) 2 is used as a thickener in batters, butter, puddings, pie fillers. Ammonium acetate NH 4 C 2 H 3 O 2 is used in permanent waves products. Cellulose acetate made from acetic acid and cellulose (wood fiber) used to make clear plastic, fabrics, and movie film (celluloid)
Gas chambers used a pesticide called Zyklon B, which decomposed to HCN. First used in camps to delouse and for Typhus. Cyanide CN - is found in solution. Hydrogen cyanide HCN is the gas. The seeds and pits of apricots, cherries, almonds, peaches, and apples contain amygdalin. Inside the intestine bacteria can convert this to cyanide. Under the name of Laetrile, amygdalin has been proposed as a treatment for cancer, but the medical community has rejected this claim.
- - - cyanide CN - hydrogen cyanide HCN Cassava is an important food source for 500 million people, but the roots contain a substance that, when eaten, can trigger the production of cyanide. Only proper cooking can neutralize the substance.