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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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Cathodic Protection

Protection of a metal (making ir a cathode) against corrosion by attaching it to a sacrifical anode of a more easily oxidized metal.

Heterogeneous Mixture

A mixture that does not have uniform composition and properties throughout.

Reaction Quotient

The mass action expression under any set of conditions (not necessarily equlibrium), its magnitude relative to K determines the direction in which the reaction must occur to establish equilibrium.

Saccharate

A compound formed by interaction of sucrose with a metallic oxide, usually lime, and useful in the purification of sugar.

 

Hydrocarbons

Compounds that contain only carbon and hydrogen.

Debye

The unit used to express dipole moments.

Metallic Conduction

Conduction of electrical current through a metal or along a metallic surface.

Atomic Radius

Radius of an atom.

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.

Carbonium ion

An orgainic ion carrying a positive charge on a carbon atom.