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

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Continuous Spectrum

Spectrum that contains all wave-lengths in a specified region of the electromagnetic spectrum.

Hydrate

A solid compound that contains a definite percentage of bound water.

Chain Termination Step

The combination of two radicals, which removes the reactive species that propagate the change reaction.

Reaction Stoichiometry

Description of the quantitative relationships among substances as they participate in chemical reactions.

Semiconductor

A substance that does not conduct electricity at low temperatures but does so at higher temperatures.

Faraday's Law of Electrolysis

One equivalent weight of a substance is produced at each electrode during the passage of 96,487 coulombs of charge through an electrolytic cell.

Half-Life

The time required for half of a reactant to be converted into product(s). The time required for half of a given sample to undergo radioactive decay.

Denaturation

A process pertaining to a change in structure of a protein form regular to irregular arrangement of the polypeptide chains.

Valence Shell Electron Pair Repulsion Theory

Assumes that electron pairs are arranged around the central element of a molecule or polyatomic ion so that there is maximum separation (and minimum repulsion) among regions of high electron density.

 

Atomic Radius

Radius of an atom.