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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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Cis-Trans Isomerism

A type of geometrical isomerism related to the angles between like ligands.

PseudobinaryIonic Compounds

Compounds that contain more than two elements but are named like binary compounds.

Photon

A packet of light or electromagnetic radiation, also called quantum of light.

 

Binary Acid

A binary compound in which H is bonded to one or more of the more electronegative nonmetals.

Fuel Cells

Voltaic cells in which the reactants (usually gases) are supplied continuously.
A voltaic cell that converts the chemical energy of a fuel and an oxidizing agent directly into electriacl energy on a continuous basis.

Halogens

Group VIIA elements: F, Cl, Br, I

Saturated Hydrocarbons

Hydrocarbons that contain only single bonds. They are also called alkanes or paraffin hydrocarbons.

Saccharic acid

A white, needlelike, crystalline, water-soluble solid or syrup, C6H10O8, usually made by the oxidation of cane sugar, glucose, or starch by nitric acid. Also called "Glucaric acid."

Endothermic

Describes processes that absorb heat energy.

Fractional Precipitation

Removal of some ions from solution by precipitation while leaving other ions with similar properties in solution.