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Study of chemical changes produced by electrical current and the production of electricity by chemical reactions.

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Carbanion

An organic ion carrying a negative charge on a carbon atom.

yttria

Y2O3: A white, water-insoluble powder, Y2O3, used chiefly in incandescent gas and acetylene mantles.

Hydrocarbons

Compounds that contain only carbon and hydrogen.

Chain Termination Step

The combination of two radicals, which removes the reactive species that propagate the change reaction.

Daughter Nuclide

Nuclide that is produced in a nuclear decay.

 

Supercooled Liquids

Liquids that, when cooled, apparently solidify but actually continue to flow very slowly under the influence of gravity e.g glass.

Polydentate

Refers to ligands with more than one donor atom.

Ether

Compound in which an oxygen atom is bonded to two alkyl or two aryl groups, or one alkyl and one aryl group.

xylose

A colorless, crystalline pentose sugar, C5H10O5, derived from xylan, straw, corncobs, etc., by treating with heated dilute sulfuric acid, and dehydrating to furfural if stronger acid is used.

Resonance

The concept in which two or more equivalent dot formulas for the same arrangement of atoms (resonance structures) are necessary to describe the bonding in a molecule or ion.