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Do you know the alternative more common names for the following chemical names? For example, 'acetic acid (dilute)' would be vinegar, and 'potassium nitrate' is saltpetre.


  1. Nitrous Oxide
  2. Sodium Chloride
  3. Deuterium Oxide

  4. Polyvinyl Chloride
  5. Sodium Hydroxide
  6. Magnesium Sulphate
  7. Calcium Oxide
  8. Ethylene Glycol
  9. Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE)
  10. Sodium Bicarbonate


  1. Laughing Gas
  2. Salt
  3. Heavy Water
  4. PVC
  5. Caustic Soda
  6. Epsom Salts
  7. Quick-lime
  8. Antifreeze

  9. Teflon
  10. Baking Soda

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