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A commercial term used to describe ethanol that has been rendered unfit for human consumption because of the addition of harmful ingredients to make it sales tax-expempt.

 

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Alloying

Mixing of metal with other substances (usually other metals) to modify its properties.

Hydrogen-Oxygen Fuel Cell

Fuel cell in which hydrogen is the fuel (reducing agent) and oxygen is the oxidizing agent.

 

Debye

The unit used to express dipole moments.

Sublimation

The direct vaporization of a sold by heating without passing through the liquid state.

Avogadro's Law

At the same temperature and pressure, equal volumes of all gases contain the same number of molecules.

Square Planar Complex

Complex in which the metal is in the center of a square plane, with ligand donor atoms at each of the four corners.

Half-Reaction

Either the oxidation part or the reduction part of a redox reaction.

Insoluble Compound

A very slightly soluble compound.

Titration

A Procedure in which one solution is added to another solution until the chemical reaction between the two solutes is complete, the concentration of one solution is known and that of the other is unknown.

 

xenon hexafluoride

A colorless, crystalline compound, XeF6, that melts at 50°C to a yellow liquid, and boils at 75°C.