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The minimum amount of energy required to remove the most loosely held electron of an isolated gaseous atom or ion.

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Saccharic

of or derived from saccharin or a saccharine substance.

 

Exothermic

Describes processes that release heat energy.

Silicones

Polymeric organosilicon compounds, contain individual or cross-linked Si-O chains or rings in which some oxygens of SiO4 tetrahedra are replaced by other groups.

History of fireworks

There is an assumption that the history of fireworks started in China, about 2000 years ago. It is possible that the Chinese accidentally discovered explosions by burning bamboo canes.

Molecular Weight

The mass of one molecule of a nonionic substance in atomic mass units.

Do you know: some mosquitoes bite people because of their clothes

If you have ever been bitten by a mosquito, someone nearby surely gave you an explanation of why the nasty insect decided to spoil your day. Maybe they told you that you smelt good, or you had a certain type of blood or that in that shirt you looked like a potential victim.

yttria

Y2O3: A white, water-insoluble powder, Y2O3, used chiefly in incandescent gas and acetylene mantles.

Acetic Acid

CA3COOH, clear, colorless liquid, pungent odor. Boiling point 140C, flash point 54C (closed cup), autoignition temperature 38OC.

Polarimeter

A device used to measure optical activity.

Chemical Kinetics

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