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A compound containing an alkyl group bonded to a benzene ring.

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A neutron ejected at high kinetic energy in a nuclear reaction.

Ideal Solution

A solution that obeys Raoult's Law exactly.

Oxidation

An algebraic increase in the oxidation number, may correspond to a loss of electrons.

Amide

Compound containing the O-C-N group.Compound that can be considered a derivative of ammonia in which one or more hydrogens are replaced by a alkyl or aryl groups.

 

Heteronuclear

Consisting of different elements.

Standard Molar Enthalphy of Formation

The amount of heat absorbed in the formation of one mole of a substance in a specified state from its elements in their standard states.