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

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pH

Negative logarithm of the concentration (mol/L) of the H3O+[H+] ion, scale is commonly used over a range 0 to 14.

Half-Reaction

Either the oxidation part or the reduction part of a redox reaction.

Biodegradability

The ability of a substance to be broken down into simpler substances by bacteria.

 

Beta Particle

Electron emitted from the nucleus when a neuton decays to a proton and an electron.

yttria

Y2O3: A white, water-insoluble powder, Y2O3, used chiefly in incandescent gas and acetylene mantles.

xylidine

Any of six isomeric compounds that have the formula C8H11N, are derivatives of xylene, and resemble aniline: used in dye manufacture.

Enantiomer

One of the two mirror-image forms of an optically active molecule.

Alpha Particles

A helium nucleus.

Spectrochemical Series

Arrangement of ligands in order of increasing ligand field strength.

Canal Ray

Stream of positively charged particles (cations) that moves toward the negative electrode in cathode ray tubes, observed to pass through canals in the negative electrode.