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Lewis Base

Any species that can make available a share in an electron pair.

Solute

The dispersed (dissolved) phase of a solution.

Downs Cell

Electrolytic cell for the commercial electrolysis of molten sodium chloride. For further information see Electrochemistry or Fuel Cells.

Polarimeter

A device used to measure optical activity.

Hydrogen-Oxygen Fuel Cell

Fuel cell in which hydrogen is the fuel (reducing agent) and oxygen is the oxidizing agent.

 

Fast Neutron

A neutron ejected at high kinetic energy in a nuclear reaction.

Explosive

A chemical or compound that causes a sudden, almost instantaneous release or pressure, gas, heat and light when subjected to sudden shock, pressure, high temperature or applied potential.

xylan

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

Chain Termination Step

The combination of two radicals, which removes the reactive species that propagate the change reaction.

Condensed States

The solid and liquid states.