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A substance added to react with the charge, or a product of its reduction, in metallurgy, usually added to lower a melting point.

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Double Salt

Solid consisting of two co-crystallized salts.

 

Absolute Entropy (of a substance)

The increase in the entropy of a substance as it goes from a perfectly ordered crystalline form at 0 °K (where its entropy is zero) to the temperature in question.

Entropy is a measure of the “dilution” of thermal energy.

Chemical Kinetics

The study of rates and mechanisms of chemical reactions and of the factors on which they depend.

Le Chatelier's Principle

States that a system at equilibrium, or striving to attain equilibrium, responds in such a way as to counteract any stress placed upon it.
If a stress (change of conditions) is applied to a system at equilibrium, the system shifts in the direction that reduces stress.

Thermodynamics

The study of the energy transfers accompanying physical and chemical processes.

Radioactivity

The spontaneous disintegration of atomic nuclei.

Salicylaldehyde

An oily, slightly water-soluble liquid, C7H6O2, having an almondlike odor: used chiefly in perfumery and in the synthesis of coumarin.

Oxidation-reduction Reactions

Reactions in which oxidation and reduction occur, also called redox reactions.

Ionization

In aqueous solution, the process in which a molecular compound reacts with water and forms ions.

Harmful Chemicals Found In Food

It's getting close to New Years and many people are starting to think about how to lose those extra pounds they managed to gain over the holidays. There are many sorts of diets and fads that have developed over the years from cutting carbs to cutting protein. Everyone has their own opinion as to which one is healthy or not and which produces the best results. There is one thing that almost every can agree on. That being high sugar and caffeine products like sodas are not good for you, but those are not the only dangers found in food and beverages.