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Primary inorganic materials: water; hydrogen; hydrogen peroxide and inorganic peroxo compounds; nitrogen and nitrogen compounds; phosphorus and its compounds; sulfur and sulfur compounds; halogens and halogen compounds; mineral fertilizers - phosphorus-containing fertilizers; nitrogen-containing fertilizers; potassium-containing fertilizers. Metals and their compounds: alkali and alkaline earth metals and their compounds; aluminum and its compounds; chromium compounds and chromium; silicon and its inorganic compounds; manganese compounds and manganese. Silicones: structure and properties; economic importance; silicone manufacture; industrial silicon products. Inorganic solids: silicate products; inorganic fibers; construction materials; enamels; ceramics; metallic hard materials; carbon modifications; fillers; inorganic pigments. Nuclear fuel cycle: economic importance of nuclear energy; availability of uranium and thorium; nuclear reactor types; nuclear fuel production; disposal of waste from nuclear power stations.