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A sustance that coats the particles of the dispersed phase and prevents coagulation of colloidal particles, an emulsifier.

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Heterocyclic Amine

Amine in which the nitrogen is part of a ring.

Standard Molar Volume

The volume occupied by one mole of an ideal gas under standard conditions, 22.4liters.

Flux

A substance added to react with the charge, or a product of its reduction, in metallurgy, usually added to lower a melting point.

Debye

The unit used to express dipole moments.

Electron

A subatomic particle having a mass of 0.00054858 amu and a charge of 1-.

Hydrate

A solid compound that contains a definite percentage of bound water.

xylic acid

Any of six colorless, crystalline, isomeric acids having the formula C9H10O2, derived from xylene.

Clay

A class of silicate and aluminosilicate minerals with sheet-like structures that have enormous surface areas that can absorb large amounts of water.

Saturated Hydrocarbons

Hydrocarbons that contain only single bonds. They are also called alkanes or paraffin hydrocarbons.

Saccharic acid

A white, needlelike, crystalline, water-soluble solid or syrup, C6H10O8, usually made by the oxidation of cane sugar, glucose, or starch by nitric acid. Also called "Glucaric acid."