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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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Yellowcake

The solid form of mixed uranium oxide, which is produced from uranium ore in the uranium recovery (milling) process.

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Usually this kind of patina appears on monuments. The most striking example is the Statue of Liberty in New York.

Boyle's Law

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

Molecular Orbital Theory

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

Osmotic Pressure

The hydrostatic pressure produced on the surface of a semipermable membrane by osmosis.

Heat Capacity

The amount of heat required to raise the temperature of a body (of any mass) one degree Celsius.

Homologous Series

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

Hydrate

A solid compound that contains a definite percentage of bound water.

Catenation

Bonding of atoms of the same element into chains or rings.
The bonding together of atoms of the same element to form chains.
The ability of an element to bond to itself.

Saccharic

of or derived from saccharin or a saccharine substance.