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Discovered : by Henry Cavendish in 1766.
Isolated in London, UK.
Origin : The name is derived from the Greek ‘hydro genes’, meaning water forming.
Description :A colourless, odourless gas that burns and can form an explosive mixture with air. It is currently manufactured from methane gas, but is also produced by the electrolysis of water and aqueous salts. The gas is used to make such key materials as ammonia, cyclohexane and methanol, which are intermediates in the production of fertilisers, plastics and pharmaceuticals. Some see hydrogen gas as the clean fuel of the future - generated from water and returning to water when it is oxidised. Hydrogen-powered fuel cells are increasingly being seen as pollution-free sources of energy.

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The ability to react with both acids and bases.Ability of substance to act as either an acid or a base.

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Hydrolysis Constant

An equilibrium constant for a hydrolysis reaction.

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Conjugated Double Bonds

Double bonds that are separated from each other by one single bond -C=C-C=C-.

Electrochemistry

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

Forbidden Zone

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Endothermic

Describes processes that absorb heat energy.

Thermonuclear Energy

The energy stored in the nucleus of an atom and released through fission, fusion, or radioactivity. In these processes a small amount of mass is converted to energy according to the relationship E = mc2, where E is energy, m is mass, and c is the speed of light.