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Distinguished by its potent antioxidant property and its corrosivity, Nitric Acid is an inorganic oxyacid that appears colorless initially but develops a yellowish hue over time due to the decomposition of the nitrate. This chemical is mainly used in manufacturing fertilizers, chemicals, dyes and explosives, as well as etching steel and metal analysis. Nitric Acid and Hydrochloric Acid combined creates a solution called Aqua Regia, or “Royal Water”, which refines noble metals such as Gold, Platinum, and Palladium.
Acetone is a colorless liquid that is made up of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen atoms. Acetone is most widely used as a nail polish remover because it dissolves the polish and dries quickly, although it dries out nails and nails beds and it is recommended to wash hands thoroughly after using. It is also commonly used in paint thinners, furniture polish, baby wipes, suntan lotion, and many more household applications. In the laboratory, Acetone is used to rinse glassware of any residues and solid particles, in chemical reactions, oxidating alcohols, and even in fluorescence tracing.
Dichloromethane, also known as Methylene Chloride, is a solvent used in many different applications. In the pharmaceutical and chemical industries, it is used in chemical reactions and purification and isolation of intermediates or products. It is also used in metal cleaning, paint and varnish removers and manufacturing adhesives. In a laboratory environment, dichloromethane is used mostly as an extraction solvent for gas chromatography.
In Research & Development/Laboratory settings, Ethanol can be used for many applications. In microbiology, ethanol can be used for staining specimens, purification and precipitation and dehydration of tissue samples. It is also used for disinfection purposes. 100% Pure, Non-Denatured Ethanol (200 Proof) is used during procedures that will be sensitive to the presence of water. Denatured Ethanol (either 200 or 190 Proof), or ethanol with additives (denaturants), is most likely going to be used as a disinfectant in a laboratory because the additives render it unsafe to consume. This means that it will be exempt from any government excise tax and will be significantly cheaper.