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A large molecule consisting of chains or rings of linked monomer units, usually characterized by high melting and boiling points.

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Saccharic

of or derived from saccharin or a saccharine substance.

 

Alkyl Group

A group of atoms derived from an alkane by the removal of one hydrogen atom.

Open Sextet

Refers to species that have only six electrons in the highest energy level of the central element (many Lewis acids).

Quantum Mechanics

Mathematical method of treating particles on the basis of quantum theory, which assumes that energy (of small particles) is not infinitely divisible.

Square Planar Complex

Complex in which the metal is in the center of a square plane, with ligand donor atoms at each of the four corners.

Doublet

Two peaks or bands of about equal intensity appearing close together on a spectrogram.

Carcinogen

A substance capable of causing or producing cancer in mammals.

 

Hydrate Isomers

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

Bronsted-Lowry Base

A proton acceptor

Partial Pressure

The pressure exerted by one gas in a mixture of gases.