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Carcinogen

A substance capable of causing or producing cancer in mammals.

 

Substance

Any kind of matter all specimens of which have the same chemical composition and physical properties.

 

Corrosion

Oxidation of metals in the presence of air and moisture.

Combustible

Classification of liquid substances that will burn on the basis of flash points. A combustible liquid means any liquid having a flash point at or above 37.8°C (100°F) but below 93.3°C (200°F), except any mixture having components with flash points of 93.3°C (200°F) or higher, the total of which makes up 99 percent or more of the total volume of the mixture.

Dubnium

Discovered : at both Berkeley, California, USA, and Dubna, near Moscow, Russia in 1970. Description:A highly radioactive metal which does not occur naturally, and of which only a few atoms have ever been made. It is of research interest only. Origin:The element is named after the Russian town of Dubna.

Amorphous Solid

A noncrystalline solid with no well-defined ordered structure.

Chemical Kinetics

The study of rates and mechanisms of chemical reactions and of the factors on which they depend.

Enantiomer

One of the two mirror-image forms of an optically active molecule.

Dispersed Phase

The solute-like species in a colloid.

Background Radiation

Ratiation extraneous to an experiment. Usually the low-level natural radiation form cosmic rays and trace radioactive substances present in our environment.