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Bonding of atoms of the same element into chains or rings.
The bonding together of atoms of the same element to form chains.
The ability of an element to bond to itself.

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Chemical Hygiene Officer (CHO)

A person or employee who is qualified by training or experience to provide technical guidance in the development and implementations of the provisions of a Chemical Hygiene Plan (CHP)

Dimer

Molecule formed by combination of two smaller (identical) molecules.

Sigma Orbital

Molecular orbital resulting from head-on overlap of two atomic orbitals.

Saccharide

An organic compound containing a sugar or sugars.

Electrodes

Surfaces upon which oxidation and reduction half-reactions, occur in electrochemical cells.

Electrophoresis

A technique for separation of ions by rate and direction of migration in an electric field.

Low Spin Complex

Crystal field designation for an inner orbital complex, contains electrons paired t2g orbitals before eg orbitals are occupied in octahedral complexes.

Condensation

Liquefaction of vapor.

Lanthanides

Elements 58 to 71 (after lanthanum).

Radioactive Dating

Method of dating ancient objects by determining the ratio of amounts of mother and daughter nuclides present in an object and relating the ratio to the object?s age via half-life calculations.