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Peroxide

A compound containing oxygen in the -1 oxidation state. Metal peroxides contain the peroxide ion, O22

Law of Conservation of Matter and Energy

The total amount of matter and energy available in the universe is fixed.

Fatty Acids

An aliphatic acid, many can obtained from animal fats.

Covalent Bond

Chemical bond formed by the sharing of one or more electron pairs between two atoms.

Polarization

The buildup of a product of oxidation or a reduction of an electrode, preventing further reaction.

Dubnium

Discovered : at both Berkeley, California, USA, and Dubna, near Moscow, Russia in 1970. Description:A highly radioactive metal which does not occur naturally, and of which only a few atoms have ever been made. It is of research interest only. Origin:The element is named after the Russian town of Dubna.

Ionization Energy

The minimum amount of energy required to remove the most loosely held electron of an isolated gaseous atom or ion.

Critical Mass

The minimum mass of a particular fissionable nuclide in a given volume required to sustain a nuclear chain reaction.

Functional Group

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

Homologous Series

A series of compounds in which each member differs from the next by a specific number and kind of atoms.