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A process pertaining to a change in structure of a protein form regular to irregular arrangement of the polypeptide chains.

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Debye

The unit used to express dipole moments.

Denaturation

A process pertaining to a change in structure of a protein form regular to irregular arrangement of the polypeptide chains.

Rate-determining Step

The slowest step in a mechanism, the step that determines the overall rate of reaction.

London Forces

Very weak and very short-range attractive forces between short-lived temporary (induced) dipoles, also called dispersion Forces.

Miscibility

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

Ideal Gas

A hypothetical gas that obeys exactly all postulates of the kinetic-molecular theory.

 

Nonpolar Bond

Covalent bond in which electron density is symmetrically distributed.

Exothermic

Describes processes that release heat energy.

Double Salt

Solid consisting of two co-crystallized salts.

 

Standard Reaction

A reaction in which the numbers of moles of reactants shown in the balanced equation, all in their standard states, are completely converted to the numbers of moles of products shown in the balanced equation, also sall at their standard state.