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An artificially induced nuclear reaction caused by the bombardment of a nucleus with subatomic particiles or small nucei.

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Chemical Bonds

The attractive forces that hold atoms together in elements or compounds.

Heterocyclic Amine

Amine in which the nitrogen is part of a ring.

Percent Purity

The percent of a specified compound or element in an impure sample.

Carcinogen

A substance capable of causing or producing cancer in mammals.

 

Can water burn?

It’s known that water consists of atoms of molecules of oxygen and hydrogen. Since any compound with oxygen indicates the ability of the substance to burn, water is no exception. Thus, water has a surprising property of already "burnt out" compound.

Ion

An atom or a group of atoms that carries an electric charge.

Raoult's Law

The vapor pressure of a solvent in an ideal solution decreases as its mole fraction decreases.

Nickel-cadmium cell (Nicad battery)

A dry cell in which the anode is Cd, the cathode is NiO2, and the electrolyte is basic.

Heteronuclear

Consisting of different elements.

Semiconductor

A substance that does not conduct electricity at low temperatures but does so at higher temperatures.