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Reaction in which two substances (elements or compounds) combine to form one compound.

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Dissociation

In aqueous solution, the process in which a solid ionic compound separates into its ions.

Dilution

Process of reducing the concentration of a solute in solution, usually simply by mixing with more solvent.

Gamma Ray

High energy electromagnetic radiation. A highly penetrating type of nuclear radiation similar to x-ray radiation, except that it comes from within the nucleus of an atom and has a higher energy. Energywise, very similar to cosmic ray except that cosmic rays originate from outer space.

DP number

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

Alkylbenzene

A compound containing an alkyl group bonded to a benzene ring.

Miscibility

The ability of one liquid to mix with (dissolve in) another liquid.

Film badge

A small patch of photographic film worn on clothing to detect and measure accumulated incident ionizing radiation.

Metathesis Reactions

Reactions in which two compounds react to form two new compounds, with no changes in oxidation number. Reactions in which the ions of two compounds exchange partners.

 

Acidic Salt

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

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