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Description of the quantitative relationships among substances as they participate in chemical reactions.

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Polymer

A large molecule consisting of chains or rings of linked monomer units, usually characterized by high melting and boiling points.

Inhibitory Catalyst

An inhibitor, a catalyst that decreases the rate of reaction.

Oil

Liquid triester of glycerol and unsaturated fatty acids.

Oxidation Numbers

Arbitrary numbers that can be used as mechanical aids in writing formulas and balancing equations, for single- atom ions they correspond to the charge on the ion, more electronegative atoms are assigned negative oxidation numbers (also called Oxidation states).

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Chemistry can teach us about the composition of celestial bodies and determine their age.

Electrophile

Positively charged or electron-deficient.

Polydentate

Refers to ligands with more than one donor atom.

Alcohol

Hydrocarbon derivative containing an --OH group attached to a carbon atom not in an aromatic ring. Alcohols are a class of organic compounds containing the hydroxyl group, OH, attached to a carbon atom.

Bonding Pair

Pair of electrons involved in a covalent bond.

Hydrolysis Constant

An equilibrium constant for a hydrolysis reaction.