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Refers to an optically active substance that rotates the plane of plane polarized light clockwise, also called dextro.

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Chemical Kinetics

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

xylic acid

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Electromagnetic Radiation

Energy that is propagated by means of electric and magnetic fields that oscillate in directions perpendicular to the direction of travel of the energy.

Strong Field Ligand

Ligand that exerts a strong crystal or ligand electrical field and generally forms low spin complexes with metal ions when possible.

Chemical Hygiene Officer (CHO)

A person or employee who is qualified by training or experience to provide technical guidance in the development and implementations of the provisions of a Chemical Hygiene Plan (CHP)

Frasch Process

Method by which elemental sulfur is mined or extracted. Sulfur is melted with superheated water (at 170°C under high pressure) and forced to the surface of the earth as a slurry.

 

Alpha Particles

A helium nucleus.

Allotropes

Different forms of the same element in the same physical state.

Haber Process

A process for the catalyzed industrial production of ammonia from N2 and H2 at high temperature and pressure.

Equivalence Point

The point at which chemically equivalent amounts of reactants have reacted.