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A device used for accelerating charged particles along a straight line path.

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Binary Acid

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

Biodegradability

The ability of a substance to be broken down into simpler substances by bacteria.

 

Compound

A substance of two or more elements in fixed proportions. Compounds can be decomposed into their constituent elements.

Pairing Energy

Energy required to pair two electrons in the same orbital.

Acetic Acid

CA3COOH, clear, colorless liquid, pungent odor. Boiling point 140C, flash point 54C (closed cup), autoignition temperature 38OC.

Solubility Product Constant

Equilibrium constant that applies to the dissolution of a slightly soluble compound.

Cloud Chamber

A device for observing the paths of speeding particiles as vapor molecules condense on them to form foglike tracks.

Denaturation

A process pertaining to a change in structure of a protein form regular to irregular arrangement of the polypeptide chains.

Photochemical Oxidants

Photochemically produced oxidizing agents capable of causing damage to plants and animals.

Thermal Cracking

Decomposition by heating a substance in the presence of a catalyst and in the absence of air.