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Refers to an optically active substance that rotates the plane of plane polarized light counterclockwise, also called levo.

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Ether

Compound in which an oxygen atom is bonded to two alkyl or two aryl groups, or one alkyl and one aryl group.

Leclanche Cell

A common type of dry cell.

Hydration

Reaction of a substance with water.

Protein Design: Automated protein discovery and synthesis

In this paper I describe (theoretically) the method(s) of automated protein discovery and synthesis.

Linkage Isomers

Isomers in which a particular ligand bonds to a metal ion through different donor atoms.

 

Adhesive Forces

Forces of attraction between a liquid and another surface.

Atomic Mass Unit (amu)

One twelfth of a mass of an atom of the carbon-12 isotope, a unit used for stating atomic and formula weights, also called dalton.

Gel

Colloidal suspension of a solid dispersed in a liquid, a semirigid solid.

Lanthanide Contraction

A decrease in the radii of the elements following the lanthanides compared to what would be expected if there were no f-transition metals.

Dissociation

In aqueous solution, the process in which a solid ionic compound separates into its ions.