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Chemicals: Chemical Names

This page gives the common name of a chemical and asks for its chemical name.

Q: What's the chemical name for ... (or, which chemical substance is sometimes known as …)?
Spirit of hartshorn Click to show or hide the answer
Black damp: miners' term for air where the oxygen has been replaced by Click to show or hide the answer
White damp (particularly to miners) Click to show or hide the answer
Blue stone, blue vitriol Click to show or hide the answer
Spirits of wine Click to show or hide the answer
Grape–sugar or corn sugar Click to show or hide the answer
Milk of magnesia: suspension in water of Click to show or hide the answer
Marsh gas or fire damp Click to show or hide the answer
Aqua fortis Click to show or hide the answer
Laughing gas (first used as an anaesthetic in 1844) Click to show or hide the answer
Saltpetre (or nitre) Click to show or hide the answer
Common (table) salt Click to show or hide the answer
Caustic soda Click to show or hide the answer
Chile saltpetre Click to show or hide the answer
Glauber('s) salt is (hydrated) Click to show or hide the answer
Cane sugar Click to show or hide the answer
Oil of vitriol Click to show or hide the answer

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