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An algebraic increase in the oxidation number, may correspond to a loss of electrons.

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Avogadro's Law

At the same temperature and pressure, equal volumes of all gases contain the same number of molecules.

Alkylbenzene

A compound containing an alkyl group bonded to a benzene ring.

Sublimation

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

Derivative

A compound that can be imagined to arise from a partent compound by replacement of one atom with another atom or group of atoms. Used extensively in orgainic chemistry to assist in identifying compounds.

Amphoterism

The ability to react with both acids and bases.Ability of substance to act as either an acid or a base.

Galvanizing

Placing a thin layer of zinc on a ferrous material to protect the underlying surface from corrosion.

 

Electroplating

Plating a metal onto a (cathodic) surface by electrolysis.

Heat of Condensation

The amount of heat that must be removed from one gram of a vapor at it's condensation point to condense the vapour with no change in temperature.

Electrodes

Surfaces upon which oxidation and reduction half-reactions, occur in electrochemical cells.

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