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Formula Unit

The smallest repeating unit of a substance. The molecule for nonionic substances

K Capture

Absorption of a K shell (n=1) electron by a proton as it is converted to a neutron.

Coke

An impure form of carbon obtained by destructive distillation of coal or petroleum.

Nuclides

Refers to different atomic forms of all elements in contrast to ?isotopes?, which refer only to different atomic forms of a single element.

Monoprotic Acid

Acid that can form only one hydronium ion per molecule, may be strong or weak. Acid that contains one ionizable hydrogen atom per formula unit.

Inhibitory Catalyst

An inhibitor, a catalyst that decreases the rate of reaction.

Aromatic Hydrocarbons

Benzene and its derivatives.

Turning iron nail into copper nail

This simple chemical experiment shows the so-called process of copper plating of metal products. Copper has the ability to deposit on a metal surface.

Calorimeter

A device used to measure the heat transfer between system and surroundings.

Acid Anhydride

Compound produced by dehydration of a carbonic acid. General formula is R--C--O--C--R. Chemical compound that reacts with water to form an acid and are usually oxides of nonmetallic elements.