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Miscibility

The ability of one liquid to mix with (dissolve in) another liquid.

Vapor Pressure

The particle pressure of a vapor at the surface of its parent liquid.

Neutralization

The reaction of an acid with a base to form a salt and water. Usually, the reaction of hydrogen ions with hydrogen ions to form water molecules.

Covalent Bond

Chemical bond formed by the sharing of one or more electron pairs between two atoms.

Supercooled Liquids

Liquids that, when cooled, apparently solidify but actually continue to flow very slowly under the influence of gravity e.g glass.

Daughter Nuclide

Nuclide that is produced in a nuclear decay.

 

Specific Gravity

The ratio of the density of a substance to the density of water.

Nuclear Binding Energy

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

 

Alpha (a) Particle

Helium ion with 2+ charge, an assembly of two protons and two neutrons.

xylan

The pentosan occurring in woody tissue that hydrolyzes to xylose: used as a source of furfural.