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Fractional Precipitation

Removal of some ions from solution by precipitation while leaving other ions with similar properties in solution.

Nuclear Fission

The process in which a heavy nucleus splits into nuclei of intermediate masses and one or more protons are emitted.

Polydentate

Refers to ligands with more than one donor atom.

What's In Your Beverage? How to Ensure Quality Control with CO2 Analytical Support

Calibration standards, performance audits, and the FDA's never-ending safety, labeling, and inspection requirements are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to dealing with the increasingly stringent quality control standards of the beverage industry.

As these quality standards become stricter, beverage producers are increasingly called upon to get products to market faster using fewer resources, while simultaneously managing ingredient quality, and ultimately, risk.

Valence Bond Theory

Assumes that covalent bonds are formed when atomic orbitals on different atoms overlap and the electrons are shared.

Law of Conservation of Energy

Energy cannot be created or destroyed, it may be changed from one form to another.

xylan

The pentosan occurring in woody tissue that hydrolyzes to xylose: used as a source of furfural.

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.

 

Nonpolar Bond

Covalent bond in which electron density is symmetrically distributed.

Atomic Orbital

Region or volume in space in which the probability of finding electrons is highest.