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

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Atomic Radius

Radius of an atom.

Turning iron nail into copper nail

This simple chemical experiment shows the so-called process of copper plating of metal products. Copper has the ability to deposit on a metal surface.

Bonding Pair

Pair of electrons involved in a covalent bond.

Functional Group

A group of atoms that represents a potential reaction site in an organic compound.

Acid Anhydride

Compound produced by dehydration of a carbonic acid. General formula is R--C--O--C--R. Chemical compound that reacts with water to form an acid and are usually oxides of nonmetallic elements.

Photoelectric Effect

Emission of an electron from the surface of a metal caused by impinging electromagnetic radiation of certain minimum energy, current increases with increasing intensity of radiation.

 

Ferromagnetism

The ability of a substance to become permanently magnetized by exposure to an external magnetic field.

Chemical Kinetics

The study of rates and mechanisms of chemical reactions and of the factors on which they depend.

Supercooled Liquids

Liquids that, when cooled, apparently solidify but actually continue to flow very slowly under the influence of gravity e.g glass.

Salicylate

A salt or ester of salicylic acid.