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Potentials, E, of half-reactions as reductions versus the standard hydrogen electrode.

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of or derived from saccharin or a saccharine substance.

 

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The complex series of reactions by which nitrogen is slowly but continually recycled in the atmosphere, lithosphere and hydrosphere.

 

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Combination Reaction

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