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Compound in which an alkyl or aryl group and a hydrogen atom are attached to a carbonyl group and a hydrogen atom are attached to a carbonyl group, general formula, O-R-C-H

 

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A pattern of arrangement of particles in a crystal.

Binary Compound

A compound consisting of two elements, may be ionic or covalent.

Percentage Ionization

The percentage of the weak electrolyte that ionizes in a solution of given concentration.

Hydration

Reaction of a substance with water.

Overlap

The interaction of orbitals on different atoms in the same region of space.

Actual Yield

Amount of a specified pure product actually obtained from a given reaction. Compare with Theoretical Yield.

Weak Electrolyte

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Polarization

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Emulsion

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