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Heat Capacity

The amount of heat required to raise the temperature of a body (of any mass) one degree Celsius.

Breeder Reactor

A nuclear reactor that produces more fissionable nuclear fuel than it consumes.

Oil

Liquid triester of glycerol and unsaturated fatty acids.

Flammable

A liquid as defined by NFPD and DOT as having a flash point below 37.8°C (100°F).

Mass Deficiency

The amount of matter that would be converted into energy if an atom were formed from constituent particles.

Endothermic

Describes processes that absorb heat energy.

Osmotic Pressure

The hydrostatic pressure produced on the surface of a semipermable membrane by osmosis.

Inner Orbital Complex

Valence bond designation for a complex in which the metal ion utilizes d orbitals for one shell inside the outermost occupied shell in its hybridization.

Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle

It is impossible to determine accurately both the momentum and position of an electron simultaneously.

Spectrum

Display of component wavelengths (colours) of electromagnetic radiation.