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Unsaturated hydrocarbons that contain one or more carbon-carbon triple bonds.

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Denaturation

A process pertaining to a change in structure of a protein form regular to irregular arrangement of the polypeptide chains.

Ampere

Unit of electrical current, one ampere equals one coulomb per second.

 

Double Salt

Solid consisting of two co-crystallized salts.

 

Nernst Equation

Corrects standard electrode potentials for nonstandard conditions.

Electronic Transition

The transfer of an electron from one energy level to another.

Alpha (a) Particle

Helium ion with 2+ charge, an assembly of two protons and two neutrons.

Molecular Geometry

The arrangement of atoms (not lone pairs of electrons) around a central atom of a molecule or polyatomic ion.

Central Atom

An atom in a molecule or polyatomic ion that is bonded to more than one other atom.

Specific Gravity

The ratio of the density of a substance to the density of water.

Designated area

An area that may be used for work with carcinogens, reproductive toxins, or substances that have a high degree of acute toxicity. A designated area may be the entire laboratory, an area of a laboratory, or a device such as a laboratory hood.