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The shape assumed by the surface of a liquid in a cylindrical container.

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Bonding Pair

Pair of electrons involved in a covalent bond.

Tyndall Effect

The scattering of light by colloidal particles.

Neutralization

The reaction of an acid with a base to form a salt and water. Usually, the reaction of hydrogen ions with hydrogen ions to form water molecules.

All Chemicals - Chemical Glossary

The Chemical Glossary currently has 651 chemical entries. You may search the Chemical Glossary by entering the keyword in the search box or by browsing the entire chemical glossary by letter in alphabetical order.

Conjugated Double Bonds

Double bonds that are separated from each other by one single bond -C=C-C=C-.

Flammable

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

Coordination Compound or Complex

A compound containing coordinate covalent bonds.

Critical Temperature

The temperature above which a gas cannot be liquefied, the temperature above which a substance cannot exhibit distinct gas and liquid phases.

Salt and its use in everyday life

Cooking salt is a product that is available in every kitchen, and it’s not as simple as it seems. The history of this product shows that it was valued like gold.

Catalyst

A substance that speeds up a chemical reaction without being consumed itself in the reaction.
A substance that alters (usually increases) the rate at which a reaction occurs.