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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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Periodicity

Regular periodic variations of properties of elements with atomic number (and position in the periodic table).

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If you happen to break a rotten egg, then you know the smell of hydrogen sulfide, because the stench of the spoiled egg depends on of its presence in rotting protein substances.

Matter

Anything that has mass and occupies space.

Group

A vertical column in the periodic table, also called a family.

Water Equivalent

The amount of water that would absorb the same amount of heat as the calorimeter per degree temperature increase.

Valence Electrons

Outermost electrons of atoms, usually those involved in bonding.

Molecular Orbital Theory

A theory of chemical bonding based upon the postulated existence of molecular orbitals.

Geometrical Isomers

Compounds with different arrangements of groups on either side of a bond with restricted rotation, such as a double bond or a single bond in a ring, for example cis-trans isomers of certain alkenes. Stereoisomers that are not mirror images of each other, also known as position isomers.

Excited State

Any state other than the ground state of an atom or molecule.

Effective Collisons

Collision between molecules resulting in a reaction, one in which the molecules collide with proper relative orientations and sufficient energy to react.