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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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Vapor

A gas formed by boiling or evaporating a liquid.

S Orbital

A spherically symmetrical atomic orbital, one per energy level.

Degenerate

Of the same energy.

yield

The quantity of product formed by the interaction of two or more substances, generally expressed as a percentage of the quantity obtained to that theoretically obtainable.

Entropy

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

Basic Anhydride

The oxide of a metal that reacts with water to form a base.

Ozone

We breathe 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, consuming about 25 kg of air every day. It turns out that we practically predetermine our health by the air we breathe.

Ostwald Process

A process for the industrial production of nitrogen oxide and nitric acid from ammonia and oxygen.

Geometrical Isomers

Compounds with different arrangements of groups on either side of a bond with restricted rotation, such as a double bond or a single bond in a ring, for example cis-trans isomers of certain alkenes. Stereoisomers that are not mirror images of each other, also known as position isomers.

Precipitate

An insoluble solid formed by mixing in solution the constituent ions of a slightly soluble solution.