Sunday, 13 December 2015

As an amateur Inorganic chemist

This is Shiva from India. Inorganic chemistry is my passion. I'm an amateur Inorganic chemist. I love to teach chemistry to those who are interested in it. If you have any doubts in Inorganic part, you can hire me. I'm good at solving chemical equations, how inorganic chemicals do react, their properties, preparation etc.. I'm also good at Qualitative inorganic  analysis. I had written an article about it too. To know about my works, you can check my blog, articles and youtube videos.


                  In my blog, I had written an article about the Toxicity and Dangers of certain chemicals. I wrote this one mainly to create awareness among students and those who are dealing with chemicals in their everyday life. Because, many do not have any idea what they are doing. Some chemicals not only affect our health and also put our environment at serious risk. Such chemicals should be handled with utmost care. Hence, one should know the hazards involving in handling different chemicals. Then only we can handle such chemicals carefully with proper precautions in place.

                 My other article is about Inorganic analysis. In that article, I have written my way of detecting inorganic compounds by using just five common chemical reagents. As we all know many students are not quite convenient with their chemistry manuals. Sometimes, they really find it difficult as they are so many steps to memorize and it is hard to remember all of them. Hence, I have cut down some unnecessary steps and made it much easier for them. 


                     I had started to make chemistry videos in 2012 and posted 70+ videos in youtube heretofore and got over 500

My Dream Projects:

              Apart from my current project, I have my own dream projects. Extracting Titanium metal economically is one among them. We all know, Titanium is a pretty expensive metal since the method of extracting the metal is bit complex. But, it is a quite useful metal. It is one of the few metals which is resistant to acids and alkalis. Also, it is a light metal (slightly heavier than Aluminium) with high melting point which means we can use it in many areas. Having said that, its cost limiting its applications since there is no direct method for extracting Titanium from Titanium dioxide (rutile). Titanium dioxide is a cheap ore of Titanium which is widely used as a white pigment for paints and cosmetics. Also, it is used in sunscreens. But, so far, there is no method has been found to isolate Titanium from Titanium dioxide. In Industries, Titanium is being extracted by heating Titanium dioxide with coke in the atmosphere of Chlorine. This reaction only happens at elevated temperature. The resultant product is Titanium Tetrachloride. By reacting a metal (which is more reactive than Titanium. Normally, Magnesium is used for this reaction) with Titanium Tetrachloride. Magnesium displaces Titanium from Titanium tetrachloride. This is an expensive method. We have to find an alternative way to extract Titanium so that the products made of Titanium can be sold for much cheaper rates and also we can use Titanium in more areas. I do not have facilities in my lab to do that. But, if I find a better way to extract Titanium, it will revolutionize many industries in a big way.

My current project:

I have been working on a project for a Canadian company. The project is about Boric acid.

As an Inorganic Chemist:

           I'm quite inquisitive in nature especially in the field of Chemistry. I love to study the properties of different chemicals. I always love to work with the rare elements and compounds as normally we do not get many opportunities to work with them in our lifetime. Also, I love to work with elements and compounds that are quite reactive. I always believe our passion and curiosity will bring us to the different level.

What element I had bought first?  :   Sulphur
What compound I had bought first?  :  Copper sulphate
My favorite elements:  Fluorine, Sodium, Sulphur, Potassium, Chromium, Bromine, Iodine & Mercury.       
In my element collection so far: Hydrogen, Carbon, Nitrogen, Oxygen, Sodium, Magnesium, Aluminium, Silicon, Sulphur, Chlorine, Calcium, Iron, Copper, Zinc, Bromine, Silver, Iodine & Mercury.
subscribers. It is still going strong. I'm posting videos mainly to teach chemistry in an easy way and also to show how exciting this subject is. A company from Canada watched some of my videos and contacted me regarding a project.

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