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Nuclear Reactor

A system in which controlled nuclear fisson reactions generate heat energy on a large scale, which is subsequently converted into electrical energy.

Exothermic

Describes processes that release heat energy.

Quantum Numbers

Numbers that describe the energies of electrons in atoms, derived from quantum mechanical treatment.

Molecule

The smallest particle of an element or compound capable of a stable, independent existence.

Conjugated Double Bonds

Double bonds that are separated from each other by one single bond -C=C-C=C-.

End Point

The point at which an indicator changes colour and a titration is stopped.

Ideal Gas

A hypothetical gas that obeys exactly all postulates of the kinetic-molecular theory.

 

Dry Cells

Ordinary batteries (voltaic cells) for flashlights. radios, and so on, many are Leclanche cells.

Ternary Compound

A compound consisting of three elements, may be ionic or covalent.

Fractional Distillation

The process in which a fractioning column is used in distillation apparatus to separate components of a liquid mixture that have different boiling points.