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Cell Potential

Potential difference, Ecell, between oxidation and reduction half-cells under nonstandard conditions.

 

Sigma Orbital

Molecular orbital resulting from head-on overlap of two atomic orbitals.

Salicylate

A salt or ester of salicylic acid.

Carcinogen

A substance capable of causing or producing cancer in mammals.

 

Half-Cell

Compartment in which the oxidation or reduction half-reaction occurs in a voltaic cell.

Actual Yield

Amount of a specified pure product actually obtained from a given reaction. Compare with Theoretical Yield.

Fossil Fuels

Substances consisting largely of hydrocarbons, derived from decay of organic materials under geological conditions of high pressure and temperature (metamorphism) include coal, petroleum, natural gas, peat and oil shale.  For further information see Fuel Chemistry

Critical Point

The combination of critical temperature and critical pressure of a substance.

Isotopes

Two or more forms of atoms of the same element with different masses, atoms containing the same number of protons but different numbers of neutrons.

Electrolyte

A substance whose aqueous solutions conduct electricity.