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The slowest step in a mechanism, the step that determines the overall rate of reaction.

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Alkynes

Unsaturated hydrocarbons that contain one or more carbon-carbon triple bonds.

Capillary

A tube having a very small inside diameter.

Pairing Energy

Energy required to pair two electrons in the same orbital.

Conjugated Double Bonds

Double bonds that are separated from each other by one single bond -C=C-C=C-.

Clay

A class of silicate and aluminosilicate minerals with sheet-like structures that have enormous surface areas that can absorb large amounts of water.

Alkylbenzene

A compound containing an alkyl group bonded to a benzene ring.

What are Compound Microscopes?

Most of the microscopes used today are compound. A compound microscope features two or more lenses. A hollow cylinder called the tube connects the two lenses.

The top lens, the one people look through, is called the eyepiece. The bottom lens is known as the objective lens. Below the two lenses is the stage, with the illuminator below that.

Homogeneous Catalyst

A catalyst that exists in the same phase (solid, liquid or gas) as the reactants. The process is called Homogeneous Catalysis.

Heat of Condensation

The amount of heat that must be removed from one gram of a vapor at it's condensation point to condense the vapour with no change in temperature.

Spectrochemical Series

Arrangement of ligands in order of increasing ligand field strength.