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At constant temperature the volume occupied by a definite mass of a gas is inversely proportional to the applied pressure.

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Polarization

The buildup of a product of oxidation or a reduction of an electrode, preventing further reaction.

K Capture

Absorption of a K shell (n=1) electron by a proton as it is converted to a neutron.

Two chemistry egg tricks

The French have a saying: "You cannot cook an omelet without breaking eggs."Chemists hearing this proverb totally disagree. There is nothing easier than cleaning an egg without breaking its shell.
Probably our readers have already guessed how to do this, as it’s known that the hard shell of the egg is carbon dioxide, like chalk and marble.

Molality

Concentration expressed as number of moles of solute per kilogram of solvent.

Galvanizing

Placing a thin layer of zinc on a ferrous material to protect the underlying surface from corrosion.

 

Nuclear Binding Energy

Energy equivalent of the mass deficiency, energy released in the formation of an atom from the subatomic particles.

 

Degenerate

Of the same energy.

Avogadro's Number

The number (6.022x10^23) of atoms, molecules or particles found in exactly 1 mole of substance.

Photochemical Smog

A brownish smog occurring in urban areas receiving large amounts of sunlight, caused by photochemical (light-induced) reactions among nitrogen oxides, hydrocarbons and other components of polluted air that produce photochemical oxidants.

 

Differential Thermometer

A thermometer used for accurate measurement of very small changes in temperature.