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A compound that can be imagined to arise from a partent compound by replacement of one atom with another atom or group of atoms. Used extensively in orgainic chemistry to assist in identifying compounds.

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Electrodes

Surfaces upon which oxidation and reduction half-reactions, occur in electrochemical cells.

Lewis Acid

Any species that can accept a share in an electron pair.

Electromotive Series

The relative order of tendencies for elements and their simple ions to act as oxidizing or reducing agents, also called the activity series.

Sublimation

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

Bonding Orbital

A molecular orbit lower in energy than any of the atomic orbitals from which it is derived, lends stability to a molecule or ion when populated with electron.

Boron Hydrides

Binary compounds of boron and hydrogen.

Ground State

The lowest energy state or most stable state of an atom, molecule or ion.

Enzyme

A protein that acts as a catalyst in biological systems.

Alkylbenzene

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

Emulsion

Colloidal suspension of a liquid in a liquid.