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Liquid Aerosol

Colloidal suspension of liquid in gas.

Ion

An atom or a group of atoms that carries an electric charge.

Thermal Cracking

Decomposition by heating a substance in the presence of a catalyst and in the absence of air.

 

Vapor Pressure

The particle pressure of a vapor at the surface of its parent liquid.

Ternary Acid

A ternary compound containing H, O, and another element, often a nonmetal.

Dumas Method

A method used to determine the molecular weights of volatile liquids.

Double Bond

Covalent bond resulting from the sharing of four electrons (two pairs) between two atoms.

Electrochemistry

Study of chemical changes produced by electrical current and the production of electricity by chemical reactions.

Free Radical

A highly reactive chemical species carrying no charge and having a single unpaired electron in an orbital.

Method of Initial Rates

Method of determining the rate-law expression by carrying out a reaction with different initial concentrations and analyzing the resultant changes in initial rates.