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

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Alcohol

Hydrocarbon derivative containing an --OH group attached to a carbon atom not in an aromatic ring. Alcohols are a class of organic compounds containing the hydroxyl group, OH, attached to a carbon atom.

Radical

An atom or group of atoms that contains one or more unpaired electrons (usually very reactive species)

Crystal Lattice Energy

Amount of energy that holds a crystal together, the energy change when a mole of solid is formed from its constituent molecules or ions (for ionic compounds) in their gaseous state.

Strong Electrolyte

A substance that conducts electricity well in a dilute aqueous solution.

 

Formula Unit

The smallest repeating unit of a substance. The molecule for nonionic substances

Amorphous Solid

A noncrystalline solid with no well-defined ordered structure.

What's In Your Beverage? How to Ensure Quality Control with CO2 Analytical Support

Calibration standards, performance audits, and the FDA's never-ending safety, labeling, and inspection requirements are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to dealing with the increasingly stringent quality control standards of the beverage industry.

As these quality standards become stricter, beverage producers are increasingly called upon to get products to market faster using fewer resources, while simultaneously managing ingredient quality, and ultimately, risk.

Phase Diagram

Diagram that shows equilibrium temperature-pressure relationships for different phases of a substance.

Liquid Aerosol

Colloidal suspension of liquid in gas.

Central Atom

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