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Photochemically produced oxidizing agents capable of causing damage to plants and animals.

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A commercial term used to describe ethanol that has been rendered unfit for human consumption because of the addition of harmful ingredients to make it sales tax-expempt.

 

Osmotic Pressure

The hydrostatic pressure produced on the surface of a semipermable membrane by osmosis.

Law of Conservation of Matter and Energy

The total amount of matter and energy available in the universe is fixed.

xylan

The pentosan occurring in woody tissue that hydrolyzes to xylose: used as a source of furfural.

Valence Electrons

Outermost electrons of atoms, usually those involved in bonding.

Natural Radioactivity

Spontaneous decomposition of an atom.

Standard Molar Volume

The volume occupied by one mole of an ideal gas under standard conditions, 22.4liters.

Ketone

Compound in which a carbonyl group is bound to two alkyl or two aryl groups, or to one alkyl and one aryl group.

Functional Group

A group of atoms that represents a potential reaction site in an organic compound.

Protein Design: Automated protein discovery and synthesis

In this paper I describe (theoretically) the method(s) of automated protein discovery and synthesis.