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A system in which controlled nuclear fisson reactions generate heat energy on a large scale, which is subsequently converted into electrical energy.

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Condensed States

The solid and liquid states.

Weak Field Ligand

A Ligand that exerts a weak crystal or ligand field and ge- nerally forms high spin complexes with metals.

Second Law of Thermodynamics

The universe tends toward a state of greater diorder in spontaneous processes.

Basic Anhydride

The oxide of a metal that reacts with water to form a base.

Spectrum

Display of component wavelengths (colours) of electromagnetic radiation.

Nitrogenases

A class of enzymes found in bacteria within root nodules in some plants, which catalyze reactions by which N2 molecules from the air are converted to ammonia.

 

Domain

A cluster of atoms in a ferromagnetic substance, all of which align in the same direction in the presence of an external magnetic field.

Cathodic Protection

Protection of a metal (making ir a cathode) against corrosion by attaching it to a sacrifical anode of a more easily oxidized metal.

Suspension

A heterogeneous mixture in which solute-like particles settle out of solvent-like phase some time after their introduction.

Cyclotron

A device for accelerating charged particles along a spiral path.