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

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Element

A substance that cannot be decomposed into simpler substances by chemical means.

PseudobinaryIonic Compounds

Compounds that contain more than two elements but are named like binary compounds.

Mass Spectrometer

An instrument that measures the charge-to-mass ratio of charged particles.

Bomb Calorimeter

A device used to measure the heat transfer between system and surroundings at constant volume.

Viscosity

Resistance offered by the molecules of a liquid to flow is termed as viscosity.

Donor Atom

A ligand atom whose electrons are shared with a Lewis acid.

xylic acid

Any of six colorless, crystalline, isomeric acids having the formula C9H10O2, derived from xylene.

Effective Molality

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

Acyl Group

Compound derived from a carbonic acid by replacing the --OH group with a halogen (X), usually --Cl, general formula is O R--C--X.

Saccharate

A compound formed by interaction of sucrose with a metallic oxide, usually lime, and useful in the purification of sugar.