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

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Spectrum

Display of component wavelengths (colours) of electromagnetic radiation.

Electrolytic Cells

Electrochemical cells in which electrical energy causes nospontaneous redox reactions to occur. An electrochemical cell in which chemical reactions are forced to occur by the application of an outside source of electrical energy.

Percentage Ionization

The percentage of the weak electrolyte that ionizes in a solution of given concentration.

Enantiomer

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

Boyle's Law

At constant temperature the volume occupied by a definite mass of a gas is inversely proportional to the applied pressure.

Deuterium

An isotope of hydrogen whose atoms are twice as massive as ordinary hydrogen,deuterion atoms contain both a proton and a neutron in the nucleus.

Ostwald Process

A process for the industrial production of nitrogen oxide and nitric acid from ammonia and oxygen.

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Third Law of Thermodynamics

The entropy of a hypothetical pure, perfect, crystalline sustance at absolute zero temperature is zero.

Molecular Orbital Theory

A theory of chemical bonding based upon the postulated existence of molecular orbitals.