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A subatomic particle having a mass of 1.0073 amu and a charge of +1, found in thew nuclei of atoms.

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Coke

An impure form of carbon obtained by destructive distillation of coal or petroleum.

Supercooled Liquids

Liquids that, when cooled, apparently solidify but actually continue to flow very slowly under the influence of gravity e.g glass.

Doublet

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

Limiting Reactant

Substance that stoichiometrically limits the amount of product(s) that can be formed.

Equation of State

An equation that describes the behavior of matter in a given state, the van der Waals equation describes the behavior of the gaseous state.

Precipitate

An insoluble solid formed by mixing in solution the constituent ions of a slightly soluble solution.

Hund's Rule

All orbitals of a given sublevel must be occupied by single electrons before pairing begins.

Harmful Chemicals Found In Food

It's getting close to New Years and many people are starting to think about how to lose those extra pounds they managed to gain over the holidays. There are many sorts of diets and fads that have developed over the years from cutting carbs to cutting protein. Everyone has their own opinion as to which one is healthy or not and which produces the best results. There is one thing that almost every can agree on. That being high sugar and caffeine products like sodas are not good for you, but those are not the only dangers found in food and beverages.

Solute

The dispersed (dissolved) phase of a solution.

Foam

Colloidal suspension of a gas in a liquid.