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Optical Isomers

Stereoisomers that differ only by being nonsuperimposable mirror images of each other, like right and left hands, also called enantiomers.

Saturated Solution

Solution in which no more solute will dissolve.

Chemical Equation

Description of a chemical reaction by placing the formulas of the reactants on the left and the formulas of products on the right of an arrow.

Potential Energy

Energy that matter possesses by virtue of its position, condition or composition.

Molecular Weight

The mass of one molecule of a nonionic substance in atomic mass units.

Nodal Plane

A region in which the probability of finding an electron is zero.

 

Stoichiometry

Description of the quantitative relationships among elements and compounds as they undergo chemical changes.

yield

The quantity of product formed by the interaction of two or more substances, generally expressed as a percentage of the quantity obtained to that theoretically obtainable.

Alkylbenzene

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

Haber Process

A process for the catalyzed industrial production of ammonia from N2 and H2 at high temperature and pressure.