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The solvent used in the process of elution, as in liquid chromatography.

 

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A thermodynamic state or property that measures the degree of disorder or randomness of a system.

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

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Mixing of metal with other substances (usually other metals) to modify its properties.

Second Law of Thermodynamics

The universe tends toward a state of greater diorder in spontaneous processes.

Greenhouse Effect

Trapping of heat at the surface of the earth by carbon dioxide and water vapour in the atmosphere.

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A dry cell in which the anode is Cd, the cathode is NiO2, and the electrolyte is basic.

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A measure of the amount of matter in an object. Mass is usually measured in grams or kilograms.