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A compound that contains more than one double bond per molecule.

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Essential Oil

A plant extract that has a distinctive odour or flavour.

Cell Potential

Potential difference, Ecell, between oxidation and reduction half-cells under nonstandard conditions.

 

Ion

An atom or a group of atoms that carries an electric charge.

Tetrahedral

A term used to describe molecules and polyatomic ions that have one atom in center and four atoms at the corners of a tetrahedron.

Second Law of Thermodynamics

The universe tends toward a state of greater diorder in spontaneous processes.

Lewis Acid

Any species that can accept a share in an electron pair.

Group

A vertical column in the periodic table, also called a family.

Organic Chemistry

The chemistry of substances that contain carbon-hydrogen bonds.

Hydrate Isomers

Isomers of crystalline complexes that differ in whether water is present inside or outside the coordination sphere.

Rate-determining Step

The slowest step in a mechanism, the step that determines the overall rate of reaction.