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The sequence of steps by which reactants are converted into products.

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Deuterium

An isotope of hydrogen whose atoms are twice as massive as ordinary hydrogen,deuterion atoms contain both a proton and a neutron in the nucleus.

Polymer

A large molecule consisting of chains or rings of linked monomer units, usually characterized by high melting and boiling points.

Clay

A class of silicate and aluminosilicate minerals with sheet-like structures that have enormous surface areas that can absorb large amounts of water.

Chemical Hygiene Plan (CHP)

A written program developed and implemented by an employer designating proceedures, equipment, personal protective equipment, and work practices that are capable of protecting employees from the health hazards presented by hazardous chemicals usid in that particular workplace.

Combination Reaction

Reaction in which two substances (elements or compounds) combine to form one compound.

Aromatic Hydrocarbons

Benzene and its derivatives.

Rate-determining Step

The slowest step in a mechanism, the step that determines the overall rate of reaction.

Salicylate

A salt or ester of salicylic acid.

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.

Degenerate

Of the same energy.