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The ability of a substance to become permanently magnetized by exposure to an external magnetic field.

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Hydrocarbons

Compounds that contain only carbon and hydrogen.

Specific Heat

The amount of heat required to raise the temperature of one gram of substance one degree Celsius.

Effective Molality

The sum of the molalities of all solute particles in a solution.

Polymer

A large molecule consisting of chains or rings of linked monomer units, usually characterized by high melting and boiling points.

Solvation

The process by which solvent molecules surround and interact with solute ions or molecules.

Insulator

Poor electric and heat conductor.

Conformations

Structures of a compound that differ by the extent of rotation about a single bond.

Equivalence Point

The point at which chemically equivalent amounts of reactants have reacted.

Stereoisomers

Isomers that differ only in the way that atoms are oriented in space, consist of geometrical and optical isomers.

 

Carbanion

An organic ion carrying a negative charge on a carbon atom.