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A binary compound of oxygen.

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Polarization

The buildup of a product of oxidation or a reduction of an electrode, preventing further reaction.

Exothermicity

The release of heat by a system as a process occurs.

Turning iron nail into copper nail

This simple chemical experiment shows the so-called process of copper plating of metal products. Copper has the ability to deposit on a metal surface.

Chain Reaction

A reaction that, once initiated, sustains itself and expands. This is a reaction in which reactive species, such as radicals, are produced in more than one step. These reactive species, radicals, propagate the chain reaction.

 

Chemical Bonds

The attractive forces that hold atoms together in elements or compounds.

Conjugate Acid-base Pair

In Bronsted-Lowry terminology, a reactant and product that differ by a proton, H+.

Polymer

A large molecule consisting of chains or rings of linked monomer units, usually characterized by high melting and boiling points.

Nuclear Fission

The process in which a heavy nucleus splits into nuclei of intermediate masses and one or more protons are emitted.

Dispersing Medium

The solvent-like phase in a colloid.

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