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States that a system at equilibrium, or striving to attain equilibrium, responds in such a way as to counteract any stress placed upon it.
If a stress (change of conditions) is applied to a system at equilibrium, the system shifts in the direction that reduces stress.

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Boiling Point

The temperature at which the vapor pressure of a liquid is equal to the applied pressure, also the condensation point

Oxidizing Agent

The substance that oxidizes another substance and is reduced.

Enzyme

A protein that acts as a catalyst in biological systems.

Condensed States

The solid and liquid states.

Heteronuclear

Consisting of different elements.

Faraday's Law of Electrolysis

One equivalent weight of a substance is produced at each electrode during the passage of 96,487 coulombs of charge through an electrolytic cell.

Saccharic acid

A white, needlelike, crystalline, water-soluble solid or syrup, C6H10O8, usually made by the oxidation of cane sugar, glucose, or starch by nitric acid. Also called "Glucaric acid."

Active Metal

Metal with low ionization energy that loses electrons readily to form cations.

Standard Molar Volume

The volume occupied by one mole of an ideal gas under standard conditions, 22.4liters.

Binary Acid

A binary compound in which H is bonded to one or more of the more electronegative nonmetals.