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The combination of many small molecules to form large molecules.

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Miscibility

The ability of one liquid to mix with (dissolve in) another liquid.

Daughter Nuclide

Nuclide that is produced in a nuclear decay.

 

Hydrocarbons

Compounds that contain only carbon and hydrogen.

Adhesive Forces

Forces of attraction between a liquid and another surface.

Evaporization

Vaporization of a liquid below its boiling point.

Corrosion

Oxidation of metals in the presence of air and moisture.

Geometrical Isomers

Compounds with different arrangements of groups on either side of a bond with restricted rotation, such as a double bond or a single bond in a ring, for example cis-trans isomers of certain alkenes. Stereoisomers that are not mirror images of each other, also known as position isomers.

Specific Gravity

The ratio of the density of a substance to the density of water.

Chain Reaction

A reaction that, once initiated, sustains itself and expands. This is a reaction in which reactive species, such as radicals, are produced in more than one step. These reactive species, radicals, propagate the chain reaction.

 

Deposition

The direct solidification of a vapor by cooling, the reverse of sublimation.