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An oily, slightly water-soluble liquid, C7H6O2, having an almondlike odor: used chiefly in perfumery and in the synthesis of coumarin.

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Denaturation

A process pertaining to a change in structure of a protein form regular to irregular arrangement of the polypeptide chains.

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.

Ore

A natural deposit containing a mineral of an element to be extracted.

Metathesis Reactions

Reactions in which two compounds react to form two new compounds, with no changes in oxidation number. Reactions in which the ions of two compounds exchange partners.

 

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Bomb Calorimeter

A device used to measure the heat transfer between system and surroundings at constant volume.

Gas of rotten eggs

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Autoionization

An ionization reaction between identical molecules.

Cathode

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

Isotopes

Two or more forms of atoms of the same element with different masses, atoms containing the same number of protons but different numbers of neutrons.