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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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Kinetic Energy

Energy that matter processes by virtue of its motion.

Melting Point

The temperature at which liquid and solid coexist in equilibrium, also the freezing point.

Donor Atom

A ligand atom whose electrons are shared with a Lewis acid.

Fatty Acids

An aliphatic acid, many can obtained from animal fats.

Adhesive Forces

Forces of attraction between a liquid and another surface.

Strong Electrolyte

A substance that conducts electricity well in a dilute aqueous solution.

 

Quantum Numbers

Numbers that describe the energies of electrons in atoms, derived from quantum mechanical treatment.

Electromotive Series

The relative order of tendencies for elements and their simple ions to act as oxidizing or reducing agents, also called the activity series.

Lone Pair

Pair of electrons residing on one atom and not shared by other atoms, unshared pair.

Valence Bond Theory

Assumes that covalent bonds are formed when atomic orbitals on different atoms overlap and the electrons are shared.