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Surfaces upon which oxidation and reduction half-reactions, occur in electrochemical cells.

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Salinometer

An instrument for measuring the amount of salt in a solution. Also,"salimeter, salometer."

Conduction Band

A partially filled band or a band of vacant energy levels just higher in energy than a filled band, a band within which, or into which, electrons must be promoted to allow electrical conduction to occur in a solid.

Explosive

A chemical or compound that causes a sudden, almost instantaneous release or pressure, gas, heat and light when subjected to sudden shock, pressure, high temperature or applied potential.

pH

Negative logarithm of the concentration (mol/L) of the H3O+[H+] ion, scale is commonly used over a range 0 to 14.

Polyene

A compound that contains more than one double bond per molecule.

Potential Energy

Energy that matter possesses by virtue of its position, condition or composition.

Heavy Water

Water containing deuterium, a heavy isotope of hydrogen.

Endothermicity

The absorption of heat by a system as the process occurs.

Electrolyte

A substance whose aqueous solutions conduct electricity.

 

Tetrahedral

A term used to describe molecules and polyatomic ions that have one atom in center and four atoms at the corners of a tetrahedron.