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The spontaneous disintegration of atomic nuclei.

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Covalent Compounds

Compounds containing predominantly covalent bonds.

Heat

A form of energy that flows between two samples of matter because of their differences in temperature.

Band Theory of Metals

Theory that accounts for the bonding and properties of metallic solids.

Cloud Chamber

A device for observing the paths of speeding particiles as vapor molecules condense on them to form foglike tracks.

Leclanche Cell

A common type of dry cell.

Thermonuclear Energy

The energy stored in the nucleus of an atom and released through fission, fusion, or radioactivity. In these processes a small amount of mass is converted to energy according to the relationship E = mc2, where E is energy, m is mass, and c is the speed of light.

Electrical Conductivity

Ability to conduct electricity.

Heterocyclic Amine

Amine in which the nitrogen is part of a ring.

Cathode

Electrode at which reduction occurs in a cathode ray tube, the negative electrode.

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