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Compound in which a carbonyl group is bound to two alkyl or two aryl groups, or to one alkyl and one aryl group.

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Percent Composition

The mass percent of each element in a compound.

Dispersed Phase

The solute-like species in a colloid.

Emulsifying Agent

A sustance that coats the particles of the dispersed phase and prevents coagulation of colloidal particles, an emulsifier.

Alkenes (Olefins)

Unsaturated hydrocarbons that contain one or more carbon-carbon double bonds.

Oxidation-reduction Reactions

Reactions in which oxidation and reduction occur, also called redox reactions.

Covalent Bond

Chemical bond formed by the sharing of one or more electron pairs between two atoms.

xenon

A heavy, colorless, chemically inactive, monatomic gaseous element used for filling radio, television, and luminescent tubes. Symbol: Xe, at. wt.: 131.30, at. no.: 54.

Precipitate

An insoluble solid formed by mixing in solution the constituent ions of a slightly soluble solution.

Corrosion

Oxidation of metals in the presence of air and moisture.

Fatty Acids

An aliphatic acid, many can obtained from animal fats.