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The ability of a substance to be broken down into simpler substances by bacteria.

 

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Octet Rule

Many representative elements attain at least a share of eight electrons in their valence shells when they form molecular or ionic compounds, there are some limitations.

Positron

A Nuclear particle with the mass of an electron but opposite charge.

Stoichiometry

Description of the quantitative relationships among elements and compounds as they undergo chemical changes.

Fat

Solid triester of glycerol and (mostly) saturated fatty acids.

Double Salt

Solid consisting of two co-crystallized salts.

 

Limiting Reactant

Substance that stoichiometrically limits the amount of product(s) that can be formed.

Solute

The dispersed (dissolved) phase of a solution.

Hydrolysis Constant

An equilibrium constant for a hydrolysis reaction.

Formula Unit

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

Photochemical Oxidants

Photochemically produced oxidizing agents capable of causing damage to plants and animals.