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Basic Anhydride

The oxide of a metal that reacts with water to form a base.

Manometer

A two-armed barometer.

Free Energy Change

The indicator of spontaneity of a process at constnt T and P. If delta-G is negative, the process is spontaneous.

Solution

Homogeneous mixture of two or more substances.

Melting Point

The temperature at which liquid and solid coexist in equilibrium, also the freezing point.

Adhesive Forces

Forces of attraction between a liquid and another surface.

Optical Isomers

Stereoisomers that differ only by being nonsuperimposable mirror images of each other, like right and left hands, also called enantiomers.

Lewis Base

Any species that can make available a share in an electron pair.

Dextrorotatory

Refers to an optically active substance that rotates the plane of plane polarized light clockwise, also called dextro.

Flammable

A liquid as defined by NFPD and DOT as having a flash point below 37.8°C (100°F).