Naptha is commonly used as an aid in the refinement and distillation processes of crude oils into more efficient products, as well as a component of several types of gasoline. Its use is generally preferred over other ty... More »

Medicated Vaseline petroleum jelly works as a moisturizer, a diaper rash treatment and as a skin protectant, states Reader's Digest. It is also useful as an ointment for minor burns and scrapes, says the manufacturer's w... More »

Airplanes use a special type of petroleum-based fuel called aviation fuel. It is made of very high-quality petroleum spirit and contains additives to prevent icing or explosion. More »

Several qualities and characteristics make hydrogen unique: it is the lightest, simplest and most abundant chemical element in the world and is a key component in many consumer and industrial products. Hydrogen is among ... More »

Industrial chemistry is concerned with using chemical and physical processes to transform raw materials into products that are beneficial to humanity. This includes the manufacture of basic chemicals to produce products ... More »

Bromine is used in everyday products such as pesticides and water treatment solutions. Bromine is a reddish-brown gas that has a pungent smell and can irritate the skin, nose and eyes. Bromine was discovered in 1826 by A... More »

Silicon tetrachloride is used to manufacture glass-based products in different technological industries. The British Columbia Institute of Technology states that silicon has been used in glass manufacturing since 1500 B.... More »