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One molecule of hydrogen can react with one molecule of chlorine to produce two molecules of hydrogen chloride: H2 + Cl2 = 2HCl 24 GENERAL PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY Oxygen has a valency of two, nitrogen three and carbon four. Thus, elemental oxygen consists of molecules comprising two oxygen atoms. e. g. sulphur has valencies of two, four and six and can form compounds as diverse as hydrogen sulphide, H2S (valency two), sulphur dioxide, SO2 (valency four) and sulphur hexafluoride, SF6 (valency six).
The formulae of the reactants are written on the left-hand side of the equation and the formulae of the products on the right. If a number of molecules of one kind take part in the reaction the number is written as a coefficient in front of the formulae. The two sides of the equation must balance. To illustrate, both hydrogen and chlorine have a valency of one. Elemental hydrogen consists of two hydrogen atoms linked to form a molecule of hydrogen written as H2. Elemental chlorine comprises molecules of two atoms, Cl2.
The latter when fused or dissolved in water conduct an electric current (see page 55). Acids are considered to embrace substances capable of accepting an electron pair. 4. Bases Alkalis tend to be basic compounds which dissociate in water to produce hydroxyl ions, OH– thus: XOH = X+ + OH– Specifically, an alkali is a hydroxide of one of the alkali or alkaline earth metals. Examples include the hydroxides of potassium, sodium, and calcium (where X is K, Na, and Ca, respectively). 4 Industrial uses of mineral acids Acid Main uses Hydrochloric acid (HCl) Chemical manufacture, chlorine, food and rubber production, metal cleaning, petroleum well activation Nitric acid (HNO3) Ammonium nitrate production for fertilizers and explosives, miscellaneous chemical production Phosphoric acid (H3PO4) Detergent builders and water treatment, foods, metal industries Sulphuric acid (H2SO4) Alkylation reactions, caprolactam, copper leaching, detergents, explosives, fertilizers, inorganic pigments, textiles Hydrofluoric acid (HF) Etching glass The first two are very soluble in water but the last is less so.