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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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Ionization

In aqueous solution, the process in which a molecular compound reacts with water and forms ions.

Half-Reaction

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

Saccharide

An organic compound containing a sugar or sugars.

Periodicity

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

Evaporization

Vaporization of a liquid below its boiling point.

Homologous Series

A series of compounds in which each member differs from the next by a specific number and kind of atoms.

Cell Potential

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

 

Mass Number

The sum of the numbers of protons and neutrons in an atom, an integer.

Fractional Precipitation

Removal of some ions from solution by precipitation while leaving other ions with similar properties in solution.

Alkaline Battery

A dry cell in which the electrolyte contains KOH.