Flow Chart in Chemistry
Flow charts are used in chemistry to draw chemical processes. This simplifies the understanding of the basic structure of a system, its components, and interactions, materials flow throughout a process. The simplest form of a Flow diagram is a Block flow diagram, where blocks are used to represent the single pieces of equipment, process stages, operations, sectors, or the entire departments of the enterprise when it has a complex structure. Material flows are indicated by straight lines with arrows, which show the direction of flow.
Flow charts help to standardize and document processes to be presented to workers in order to make the overview of the operation of a chemical facility, its operation zones, products, and other important and critical points.
Chemistry uses a lot of diagram types. The representation of structural formulas for organic compounds in diagrams is visual and incredibly important in the chemistry industry. Visualization of a three-dimensional structure is also illustrative.
Kekule formula is one of the ways to show the structure of molecules and chemical compounds and explain their properties. It shows the atoms of the molecule and how they are bonded (single, double, or triple covalent bonds) by the corresponding number of lines. One line corresponds to single covalent bond, two to double, tree to triple respectively.
Shorthand formulas are used for complex organic compounds. They show the structure and order of the atoms in a compound and are simplified through the replacement of the carbon atoms by the crossing of lines. The hydrogen isn't displayed although the hydrogen atoms are connected with carbon atoms by four bonds. All other atoms connected to carbon atoms are indicated in a diagram.
Lewis structures or Lewis dot formulas are chemical diagrams, which show the position of atoms in a molecule using their chemical symbols and covalent bonding of them using pairs of dots. They show the arrangement of valence electrons around atoms in a molecule. Excess electrons that form lone pairs are also included and shown by pairs of dots near the atoms. These structures are based on the Octet Rule, which tells that most atoms have eight electrons on the outer shell and gain, lose, share electrons, and bond with other atoms exactly on this outer shell.
Condensed structural formulas are another structural type used in chemistry. They are arranged in a single line and also show the molecule's structure and how the atoms are ordered.
Example 1. Flow Chart in Chemistry
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