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In aqueous solution, the process in which a solid ionic compound separates into its ions.

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Oil

Liquid triester of glycerol and unsaturated fatty acids.

Pauli Exclusion Principle

No two electrons in the same atom may have identical sets of four quantum numbers.

Barometer

A device for measuring pressure.

Amino Acid

Compound containing both an amino and a carboxylic acid group.The --NH2 group.

Polyprotic Acid

An Acid that can form two or more hydronium ions per molecule, often a least one step of ionization is weak.

Dynamic Equilibrium

An equilibrium in which processes occur continuously, with no net change. When two (or more) processes occur at the same rate so that no net change occurs.

Inhibitory Catalyst

An inhibitor, a catalyst that decreases the rate of reaction.

Excited State

Any state other than the ground state of an atom or molecule.

yield

The quantity of product formed by the interaction of two or more substances, generally expressed as a percentage of the quantity obtained to that theoretically obtainable.

Atomic Mass Unit (amu)

One twelfth of a mass of an atom of the carbon-12 isotope, a unit used for stating atomic and formula weights, also called dalton.