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Placing a thin layer of zinc on a ferrous material to protect the underlying surface from corrosion.

 

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Plasma

A physical state of matter which exists at extremely high temperatures in which all molecules are dissociated and most atoms are ionized.

Mixture

A sample of matter composed of two or more substances, each of which retains its identity and properties.

Supercritical Fluid

A substance at temperature above its critical temperature.

Intermolecular Forces

Forces between individual particles (atoms, molecules, ions) of a substance.

Substitution Reaction

A reaction in which an atom or a group of atoms is replaced by another atom or group of atoms.

Open Sextet

Refers to species that have only six electrons in the highest energy level of the central element (many Lewis acids).

Differential Thermometer

A thermometer used for accurate measurement of very small changes in temperature.

Atomic Weight

Weighted average of the masses of the constituent isotopes of an element, The relative masses of atoms of different elements.

Capillary

A tube having a very small inside diameter.

Catenation

Bonding of atoms of the same element into chains or rings.
The bonding together of atoms of the same element to form chains.
The ability of an element to bond to itself.