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An equation giving the concentration of a reactant remaining after a specified time, has different mathematical form for different orders of reactants.

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Optical Activity

The rotation of plane polarized light by one of a pair of optical isomers.

 

Boyle's Law

At constant temperature the volume occupied by a definite mass of a gas is inversely proportional to the applied pressure.

Supercritical Fluid

A substance at temperature above its critical temperature.

Coulometry

The quantitative application of Faraday's Law to the analysis of materials. The current and time are the usual variables measured.

Protein Design: Automated protein discovery and synthesis

In this paper I describe (theoretically) the method(s) of automated protein discovery and synthesis.

Lead Storage Battery

Secondary voltaic cell used in most automobiles.

Semiconductor

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

Tetrahedral

A term used to describe molecules and polyatomic ions that have one atom in center and four atoms at the corners of a tetrahedron.

Combination Reaction

Reaction in which two substances (elements or compounds) combine to form one compound.

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.