Chemical anagrams

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Each of these terms can be rearranged to create a common name for an actual chemical with the given chemical formula.

Terms to be arranged into common names Chemical formula
1)    a bug curse C12H22O11
2)    a flaming Eskimo Mg(OH)2
3)    a minor viols helper CH3COCH3
4)    bad soaking NaHCO3 
5)    igloo lab brunch CH3CHOHCH3
6)    in pairs C9H8O4
7)    lamb sloth C10H8
8)    latest lab NaCl
9)    let’s rap Ca(OH)2
10)    new stature C14H18N2O5
11)    enter input C10H18
12)    shadows gain Na2CO3
13)    smallest sling (NH4)2CO3•H2O
14)    stop meals MgSO4
15)    thick whale


16)    tidy cabaret H2SO4

Enter your students’ correct solutions into a draw on or before December 21, 2018. Encourage your students to work together — you may even enjoy the challenge! The prize is a package of an assortment of liquid crystals in three 4” squares to be awarded to the teacher. The prize is donated by Educational Innovations.  

Please have your students print their names clearly and send your students’ solutions to: Chem 13 News, Chemical anagrams, Department of Chemistry, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario,  N2L 3G1, Canada; or email Kathy Jackson.