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Conjugate Acid-base Pair

In Bronsted-Lowry terminology, a reactant and product that differ by a proton, H+.

Bond Energy

The amount of energy necessary to break one mole of bonds of a given kind (in gas phase).The amount of energy necessary to break one mole of bonds in a substance, dissociating the sustance in the gaseous state into atoms of its elements in the gaseous state.

Electroplating

Plating a metal onto a (cathodic) surface by electrolysis.

Phenol

Hydrocarbon derivative containing an [OH] group bound to an aromatic raing.

 

Single Bond

Covalent bond resulting from the sharing of two electrons (one pair) between two atoms.

Strong Electrolyte

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

 

Accuracy

How closely a measured value agrees with the correct value.

Acid Anhydride

Compound produced by dehydration of a carbonic acid. General formula is R--C--O--C--R. Chemical compound that reacts with water to form an acid and are usually oxides of nonmetallic elements.

Adsorption

Adhesion of a species onto the surfaces of particles.

Neutron

A neutral subatomic particle having a mass of 1.0087 amu.