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Osmosis

The process by which solvent molecules pass through a semipermable membrane from a dilute solution into a more concentrated solution.

 

Standard Electrode Potential

By convention, potential, Eo, of a half-reaction as a reduction relative to the standard hydrogen electrode when all species are present at unit activity.

 

Ground State

The lowest energy state or most stable state of an atom, molecule or ion.

yield

The quantity of product formed by the interaction of two or more substances, generally expressed as a percentage of the quantity obtained to that theoretically obtainable.

Electronegativity

A measure of the relative tendency of an atom to attract electrons to itself when chemically combined with another atom.

Heterocyclic Amine

Amine in which the nitrogen is part of a ring.

Ternary Acid

A ternary compound containing H, O, and another element, often a nonmetal.

Organic Chemistry

The chemistry of substances that contain carbon-hydrogen bonds.

Stoichiometry

Description of the quantitative relationships among elements and compounds as they undergo chemical changes.

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.

Designated area

An area that may be used for work with carcinogens, reproductive toxins, or substances that have a high degree of acute toxicity. A designated area may be the entire laboratory, an area of a laboratory, or a device such as a laboratory hood.

Acidic Salt

A salt containing an ionizable hydrogen atom. Acidic salt does not necessarily produce acidic solutions.

Copper

Discovered : known to ancient civilisations
Origin : The name is derived from 'Cuprum', the Latin name for Cyprus.

Lone Pair

Pair of electrons residing on one atom and not shared by other atoms, unshared pair.

Dumas Method

A method used to determine the molecular weights of volatile liquids.

Avogadro's Number

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

Ore

A natural deposit containing a mineral of an element to be extracted.

Square Planar

A term used to describe molecules and polyatomic ions that have one atom in the center and four atoms at the corners of a square.

Second Law of Thermodynamics

The universe tends toward a state of greater diorder in spontaneous processes.

Meniscus

The shape assumed by the surface of a liquid in a cylindrical container.