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

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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.

Nernst Equation

Corrects standard electrode potentials for nonstandard conditions.

Periodicity

Regular periodic variations of properties of elements with atomic number (and position in the periodic table).

Cyclotron

A device for accelerating charged particles along a spiral path.

Molecular Orbital

An orbit resulting from overlap and mixing of atomic orbitals on different atoms. An MO belongs to the molecule as a whole.

Free Energy, Gibbs Free Energy

The thermodynamic state function of a system that indicates the amount of energy available for the system to do useful work at constant T and P.

Electrical Conductivity

Ability to conduct electricity.

Cathodic Protection

Protection of a metal (making ir a cathode) against corrosion by attaching it to a sacrifical anode of a more easily oxidized metal.

xylan

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

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.