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Ostwald Process

A process for the industrial production of nitrogen oxide and nitric acid from ammonia and oxygen.

van der Waals' Equation

An equation of state that extends the ideal gas law to real gases by inclusion of two empirically determined parameters, which are different for different gases.

Binary Acid

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

Electrolytic Cells

Electrochemical cells in which electrical energy causes nospontaneous redox reactions to occur. An electrochemical cell in which chemical reactions are forced to occur by the application of an outside source of electrical energy.

Lead Storage Battery

Secondary voltaic cell used in most automobiles.

Sublimation

The direct vaporization of a sold by heating without passing through the liquid state.

Ionization Constant

Equilibrium constant for the ionization of a weak electrolyte.

Meniscus

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

Specific Heat

The amount of heat required to raise the temperature of one gram of substance one degree Celsius.

Heat

A form of energy that flows between two samples of matter because of their differences in temperature.