Chemical Synthesis

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What is chemical synthesis?
The process of making complex chemical compounds from simpler ones.
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What are four examples of useful products the chemical industry makes?
Food additives (e.g. preservatives, colourings), cleaning/decorating products (e.g. paints, dyes), drugs and fertiliser (contain lots of ammonia).
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Which industry has the largest share in the chemical industry?
The pharmaceutical industry at around 37%.
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How many people are employed by the chemical industry in the UK?
200,000.
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How much sulfuric acid is produced around the world each year?
150 million tonnes.
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What are four examples of useful products the chemical industry makes?

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Food additives (e.g. preservatives, colourings), cleaning/decorating products (e.g. paints, dyes), drugs and fertiliser (contain lots of ammonia).

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Which industry has the largest share in the chemical industry?

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How many people are employed by the chemical industry in the UK?

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How much sulfuric acid is produced around the world each year?

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