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Water containing deuterium, a heavy isotope of hydrogen.

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Dermal toxicity

Adverse health effects resulting from skin exposure ot a substance.

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Equation of State

An equation that describes the behavior of matter in a given state, the van der Waals equation describes the behavior of the gaseous state.

Metalloids

Elements with properties intermediate between metals and nonmetals: B, Al, Si, Ge, As, Sb, Te, Po, and At.

Diamagnetism

Weak repulsion by a magnetic field.

Meniscus

The shape assumed by the surface of a liquid in a cylindrical container.

Essential Oil

A plant extract that has a distinctive odour or flavour.

Hydrolysis Constant

An equilibrium constant for a hydrolysis reaction.

Ether

Compound in which an oxygen atom is bonded to two alkyl or two aryl groups, or one alkyl and one aryl group.

Polarimeter

A device used to measure optical activity.