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A chemical or compound that causes a sudden, almost instantaneous release or pressure, gas, heat and light when subjected to sudden shock, pressure, high temperature or applied potential.

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Binary Acid

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

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Bronsted-Lowry Acid

A proton donor.

Foam

Colloidal suspension of a gas in a liquid.

Chain Reaction

A reaction that, once initiated, sustains itself and expands. This is a reaction in which reactive species, such as radicals, are produced in more than one step. These reactive species, radicals, propagate the chain reaction.

 

Substance

Any kind of matter all specimens of which have the same chemical composition and physical properties.

 

Molecular Orbital

An orbit resulting from overlap and mixing of atomic orbitals on different atoms. An MO belongs to the molecule as a whole.

Particulate Matter

Fine divided solid particles suspended in polluted air.

Diamagnetism

Weak repulsion by a magnetic field.

Hydride

A binary compound of hydrogen.