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An aliphatic acid, many can obtained from animal fats.

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Fatty Acids

An aliphatic acid, many can obtained from animal fats.

Frequency

The number of repeating corresponding points on a wave that pass a given observation point per unit time.

Nonpolar Bond

Covalent bond in which electron density is symmetrically distributed.

Cloud Chamber

A device for observing the paths of speeding particiles as vapor molecules condense on them to form foglike tracks.

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.

 

Atomic Radius

Radius of an atom.

Molality

Concentration expressed as number of moles of solute per kilogram of solvent.

Metathesis Reactions

Reactions in which two compounds react to form two new compounds, with no changes in oxidation number. Reactions in which the ions of two compounds exchange partners.

 

Atmosphere

A unit of pressure, the pressure that will support a column of mercury 760 mm high at 0 °C.

Boron Hydrides

Binary compounds of boron and hydrogen.