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Liquid triester of glycerol and unsaturated fatty acids.

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Coordinate Covalent Bond

A covalent bond in which both shared electrons are donated by the same atom, a bond between a Lewis base and a Lewis acid.

Metallic Conduction

Conduction of electrical current through a metal or along a metallic surface.

Bonding Orbital

A molecular orbit lower in energy than any of the atomic orbitals from which it is derived, lends stability to a molecule or ion when populated with electron.

xylic acid

Any of six colorless, crystalline, isomeric acids having the formula C9H10O2, derived from xylene.

Flash Point

The temperature at which a liquid will yield enough flamable vapour to ignite. There are various recognized industrial testing methods, therefore the method used must be stated.

Doublet

Two peaks or bands of about equal intensity appearing close together on a spectrogram.

xenon

A heavy, colorless, chemically inactive, monatomic gaseous element used for filling radio, television, and luminescent tubes. Symbol: Xe, at. wt.: 131.30, at. no.: 54.

Specific Gravity

The ratio of the density of a substance to the density of water.

Miscibility

The ability of one liquid to mix with (dissolve in) another liquid.

Mass Spectrometer

An instrument that measures the charge-to-mass ratio of charged particles.