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

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Oxidation-reduction Reactions

Reactions in which oxidation and reduction occur, also called redox reactions.

Heterogeneous Mixture

A mixture that does not have uniform composition and properties throughout.

Metallurgy

Refers to the overall processes by which metals are extracted from ores.

Phase Diagram

Diagram that shows equilibrium temperature-pressure relationships for different phases of a substance.

Transition State Theory

Theory of reaction rates that states that reactants pass through high-energy transition states before forming products.

Polarization

The buildup of a product of oxidation or a reduction of an electrode, preventing further reaction.

Cathode Ray Tube

Closed glass tube containing a gas under low pressure, with electrodes near the ends and a luminescent screen at the end near the positive electrode, produces cathode rays when high voltage is applied.

Ternary Acid

A ternary compound containing H, O, and another element, often a nonmetal.

Joule

A unit of energy in the SI system. One joule is 1 kg. m2/s2 which is also 0.2390 calorie.

Heavy Water

Water containing deuterium, a heavy isotope of hydrogen.