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A Nuclear particle with the mass of an electron but opposite charge.

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Electrical Conductivity

Ability to conduct electricity.

Oxidation-reduction Reactions

Reactions in which oxidation and reduction occur, also called redox reactions.

Ester

A Compound of the general formula R-C-O-R1 where R and R1 may be the same or different, and may be either aliphatic or aromatic.

Condensed Phases

The liquid and solid phases, phases in which particles interact strongly.

Mechanism

The sequence of steps by which reactants are converted into products.

Method of Initial Rates

Method of determining the rate-law expression by carrying out a reaction with different initial concentrations and analyzing the resultant changes in initial rates.

Protein Design: Automated protein discovery and synthesis

In this paper I describe (theoretically) the method(s) of automated protein discovery and synthesis.

Isomorphous

Refers to crystals having the same atomic arrangement.

Polar Bond

Covalent bond in which there is an unsymmetrical distribution of electron density.

Metal

An element below and to the left of the stepwise division (metalloids) in the upper right corner of the periodic table, about 80% of the known elements are metals.