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Chemical Hygiene Plan (CHP)

A written program developed and implemented by an employer designating proceedures, equipment, personal protective equipment, and work practices that are capable of protecting employees from the health hazards presented by hazardous chemicals usid in that particular workplace.

Reaction Quotient

The mass action expression under any set of conditions (not necessarily equlibrium), its magnitude relative to K determines the direction in which the reaction must occur to establish equilibrium.

Antibonding Orbital

A molecular orbital higher in energy than any of the atomic orbitals from which it is derived, lends instability to a molecule or ion when populated with electrons, denoted with a star (*) superscript or symbol.

DP number

The degree of polymerization, the average number of monomer units per polymer unit.

All Chemicals - Chemical Glossary

The Chemical Glossary currently has 651 chemical entries. You may search the Chemical Glossary by entering the keyword in the search box or by browsing the entire chemical glossary by letter in alphabetical order.

Solution

Homogeneous mixture of two or more substances.

Polydentate

Refers to ligands with more than one donor atom.

Electrolyte

A substance whose aqueous solutions conduct electricity.

 

Ion

An atom or a group of atoms that carries an electric charge.

Spectator Ions

Ions in a solution that do not participate in a chemical reaction.