Green Chemistry and Atom Economy

(a) Ibuprofen is a popular nonprescription pain medication commonly sold as 200 mg tablets. (b) The BHC process for synthesizing ibuprofen requires only three steps and exhibits an impressive atom economy. (credit a: modification of work by Derrick Coetzee) Green Chemistry and Atom Economy (OpenStax Chemistry 2e) The purposeful design of chemical products and processes … Continue reading Green Chemistry and Atom Economy

Precipitation Reactions and Solubility Rules

Figure 1 A precipitate of PbI2 forms when solutions containing Pb2+ and I− are mixed. (credit: Der Kreole/Wikimedia Commons) Precipitation Reactions and Solubility Rules (OpenStax Chemistry 2e) A precipitation reaction is one in which dissolved substances react to form one (or more) solid products. Many reactions of this type involve the exchange of ions between ionic compounds in aqueous solution and are … Continue reading Precipitation Reactions and Solubility Rules