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xylic acid

Any of six colorless, crystalline, isomeric acids having the formula C9H10O2, derived from xylene.

Viscosity

Resistance offered by the molecules of a liquid to flow is termed as viscosity.

Chemical Safety

People use chemicals every day for a wide array of purposes, which can include work and house hold duties. Many of us fail to realize that we are actually handling potentially deadly chemicals when we simply clean the bathroom or wash the car.

This brings to mind the reason why chemical safety is so important and why you should always use the chemicals that you own for their intended purpose only. Otherwise, the repercussions could be disastrous to say the least. There are specific things that you and those around you should do when handling, storing or using chemicals in nearly every form.

Distilland

The material in a distillation apparatus that is to be distilled.

Nonpolar Bond

Covalent bond in which electron density is symmetrically distributed.

Protein Design: Automated protein discovery and synthesis

In this paper I describe (theoretically) the method(s) of automated protein discovery and synthesis.

Buffer Solution

Solution that resists change in pH, contains either a weak acid and a soluble ionic salt of the acid or a weak base and a soluble ionic salt of the base.

End Point

The point at which an indicator changes colour and a titration is stopped.

Pauli Exclusion Principle

No two electrons in the same atom may have identical sets of four quantum numbers.

Doublet

Two peaks or bands of about equal intensity appearing close together on a spectrogram.