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Grade 6

Introduction to Chemistry | Exercise

Question 12

Q12) Explain the term ' cosmetics' & 'talc'. Name a few main ingredients in cosmetics the role they play.

Solution :

Cosmetics are mixtures of chemical compounds from natural sources or from synthetic sources. Cosmetics enhance or alter the appearance or fragrance of an individual.

Modified natural oils and fats, processed minerals like zinc oxide, iron and talc are a few examples of sources of compounds that are used in cosmetics.

Talc is a mineral made up of hydrated magnesium silicate. Talcum powder is made from talc.

Talc contains asbestos in its natural form, which is removed from consumer products. It absorbs moisture, cuts down on friction and keeps skin dry.

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Question 12

Q12) Explain the term ' cosmetics' & 'talc'. Name a few main ingredients in cosmetics the role they play.

Solution :

Cosmetics are mixtures of chemical compounds from natural sources or from synthetic sources. Cosmetics enhance or alter the appearance or fragrance of an individual.

Modified natural oils and fats, processed minerals like zinc oxide, iron and talc are a few examples of sources of compounds that are used in cosmetics.

Talc is a mineral made up of hydrated magnesium silicate. Talcum powder is made from talc.

Talc contains asbestos in its natural form, which is removed from consumer products. It absorbs moisture, cuts down on friction and keeps skin dry.

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