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Solid triester of glycerol and (mostly) saturated fatty acids.

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Gem-dimethyl group

Two methyl groups of the same carbon atom.

Insoluble Compound

A very slightly soluble compound.

Deuterium

An isotope of hydrogen whose atoms are twice as massive as ordinary hydrogen,deuterion atoms contain both a proton and a neutron in the nucleus.

Photochemical Oxidants

Photochemically produced oxidizing agents capable of causing damage to plants and animals.

Compressed Gas

A gas or mixture of gases having, in a container an absolute pressure exceeding 40 psi at 21.1°C (70°F)

Activity Series

A listing of metals (and hydrogen) in order of decreasing activity.

Canal Ray

Stream of positively charged particles (cations) that moves toward the negative electrode in cathode ray tubes, observed to pass through canals in the negative electrode.

Distillate

The material in a distillation apparatus that is collected in the receiver.

 

Anode

In a cathode ray tube, the positive electrode. Electrode at which oxidation occurs.

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.