Chemistry: The Molecular Nature of Matter and Change 7th Edition

Published by McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN 10: 007351117X
ISBN 13: 978-0-07351-117-7

Chapter 14 - Problems: 14.40

Answer

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Work Step by Step

Toxic metal that lies between to other toxic metals? Thallium. Component of heat-resistant (Pyrex-type) glass This is Boron (but could also be aluminium as it contains both) Largest temperature range for liquid state of an element? This is Gallium. Manufacture of high-speed compouter chips? This is Gallium Mild antibacterial agent (e.g. for eye infections)? This is boric acid Elementary substance with three-center, two-electron bonds? This is boron oxide. Metal protected from oxidation by adherent oxide coat? This is Aluminium.
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