Uses of Some Common Metals and Non-Metals
USES OF SOME COMMON METALS
Construction Bars, Steel,
Engine Parts, Iron sheets etc.
|Aluminium|| Electric Wires,|
Foil for packaging etc.
|Silver||Jewellery, Electroplating, photography,|
silvering of mirrors etc.
|Gold||Jewellery and Decorations, Coins|
|Lead||Batteries, Alloys, Paints, Alloys like solder,|
Protective screen for X-Rays etc.
|Mercury||Thermometers, Barometers, Dental amalgams etc. |
USES OF SOME COMMON NON METALS
|Non Metal||Main Uses|
|Carbon||Diamond in jewellery, in cutting and grinding industry.|
Graphite as black lead in pencils,
As bleaching agent,
To produce Carbon Dioxide for Fire Extinguishers etc.
|Sulphur|| Gun powder,|
Vulcanization of rubber etc.
Killing germs in water,
|Iodine||Tincture of iodine (antiseptic),|
Iodised table salt for goitre treatment,
|Nitrogen||Flushed in Chips packets to prevent rancidity,|
Nitric acid etc.
|Hydrogen||As a fuel,|
Oxy-Hydrogen Flame in welding,
To prepare Hydrochloric acid, Hydrogenation of oil etc.
|Oxygen||Respiration, Supporter of combustion etc.|