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Quantum mechanical solution to a wave equation that designates the particular orbital within a given set (s, p, d, f ) in which a electron resides.

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Greenhouse Effect

Trapping of heat at the surface of the earth by carbon dioxide and water vapour in the atmosphere.

Derivative

A compound that can be imagined to arise from a partent compound by replacement of one atom with another atom or group of atoms. Used extensively in orgainic chemistry to assist in identifying compounds.

Partial Pressure

The pressure exerted by one gas in a mixture of gases.

Metalloids

Elements with properties intermediate between metals and nonmetals: B, Al, Si, Ge, As, Sb, Te, Po, and At.

Emulsion

Colloidal suspension of a liquid in a liquid.

Alkaline Battery

A dry cell in which the electrolyte contains KOH.

Molar Solubility

Number of moles of a solute that dissolve to produce a litre of saturated solution.

Hydride

A binary compound of hydrogen.

 

xylose

A colorless, crystalline pentose sugar, C5H10O5, derived from xylan, straw, corncobs, etc., by treating with heated dilute sulfuric acid, and dehydrating to furfural if stronger acid is used.

Semiconductor

A substance that does not conduct electricity at low temperatures but does so at higher temperatures.