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Fuel cell in which hydrogen is the fuel (reducing agent) and oxygen is the oxidizing agent.

 

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Freezing Point Depression

The decrease in the freezing point of a solvent caused by the presence of a solute.ing Point

Calorie

The amount of heat required to raise the temperature of one gram of water from 14.5°C to 15.5°C. 1 calorie = 4.184 joules.

Absolute Zero

The zero point on the absolute temperature scale, -273.15°C or 0 K, theoretically, the temperature at which molecular motion ceases. The concept of an absolute zero temperature was first deduced from experiments with gases. When a fixed volume of gas is cooled, its pressure decreases with its temperature. Absolute zero physically possesses quantum mechanical zero-point energy.

Dispersing Medium

The solvent-like phase in a colloid.

Active Metal

Metal with low ionization energy that loses electrons readily to form cations.

Oxidation Numbers

Arbitrary numbers that can be used as mechanical aids in writing formulas and balancing equations, for single- atom ions they correspond to the charge on the ion, more electronegative atoms are assigned negative oxidation numbers (also called Oxidation states).

Viscosity

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

Polarization

The buildup of a product of oxidation or a reduction of an electrode, preventing further reaction.

Photoelectric Effect

Emission of an electron from the surface of a metal caused by impinging electromagnetic radiation of certain minimum energy, current increases with increasing intensity of radiation.

 

Activation Energy

Amount of energy that must be absorbed by reactants in their ground states to reach the transition state so that a reaction can occur. In other words, activation energy is the minimum energy required for a chemical reaction to occur.