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Process that occurs in electrolytic cells.

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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.

Colloid

A heterogeneous mixture in which solute-like particles do not settle out.

Disproportionation Reactions

Redox reactions in which the oxidizing agent and the reducing agent are the same species.

Homologous Series

A series of compounds in which each member differs from the next by a specific number and kind of atoms.

Distilland

The material in a distillation apparatus that is to be distilled.

Binary Compound

A compound consisting of two elements, may be ionic or covalent.

Chain Reaction

A reaction that, once initiated, sustains itself and expands. This is a reaction in which reactive species, such as radicals, are produced in more than one step. These reactive species, radicals, propagate the chain reaction.

 

Potential Energy

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

Half-Life

The time required for half of a reactant to be converted into product(s). The time required for half of a given sample to undergo radioactive decay.

xanthene dye

Any of a group of dyes having a molecular structure related to that of xanthene in which the aromatic (C6H4) groups are the chromophore.