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Compound in which an oxygen atom is bonded to two alkyl or two aryl groups, or one alkyl and one aryl group.

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Supercooled Liquids

Liquids that, when cooled, apparently solidify but actually continue to flow very slowly under the influence of gravity e.g glass.

Heterocyclic Amine

Amine in which the nitrogen is part of a ring.

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.

 

Diagonal Similarities

Refers to chemical similarities in the Periodic Table of elements of Period 2 to elements of Period 3 one group to the right, especially evident toward the left of the periodic table.

Catalyst

A substance that speeds up a chemical reaction without being consumed itself in the reaction.
A substance that alters (usually increases) the rate at which a reaction occurs.

Alkylbenzene

A compound containing an alkyl group bonded to a benzene ring.

Half-Reaction

Either the oxidation part or the reduction part of a redox reaction.

Calorie

The amount of heat required to raise the temperature of one gram of water from 14.5°C to 15.5°C. 1 calorie = 4.184 joules.

Spectrochemical Series

Arrangement of ligands in order of increasing ligand field strength.

Nernst Equation

Corrects standard electrode potentials for nonstandard conditions.