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A Compound of the general formula R-C-O-R1 where R and R1 may be the same or different, and may be either aliphatic or aromatic.

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Binary Acid

A binary compound in which H is bonded to one or more of the more electronegative nonmetals.

Strong Electrolyte

A substance that conducts electricity well in a dilute aqueous solution.

 

Delocalization

Of electrons, refers to bonding electrons that are distributed among more than two atoms that are bonded together, occurs in species that exhibit resonance.
The formation of a set of molecular orbitals that extend over more than two atoms, important in species that valence bond theory describes in terms of resonance.

Ternary Compound

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

Emulsion

Colloidal suspension of a liquid in a liquid.

Reverse Osmosis

Forcing solvent molecules to flow through a semipermable membrane from a concentated solution into a dilute solution by the application of greater hydrostatic pressure on concentrated side than the osmotic pressure opposing it.

Homonuclear

Consisting of only one element.

Fast Neutron

A neutron ejected at high kinetic energy in a nuclear reaction.

Ioniztion

The breaking up of a compound into separate ions.

xenon trioxide

A colorless, nonvolatile solid, XeO3, explosive when dry: in solution it is called xenic acid.