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Hydrolysis of esters in the presence of strong soluable bases.

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Continuous Spectrum

Spectrum that contains all wave-lengths in a specified region of the electromagnetic spectrum.

Rate-law Expression

Equation relating the rate of a reaction to the concentrations of the reactants and the specific rate of the constant.

Electrolytic Cells

Electrochemical cells in which electrical energy causes nospontaneous redox reactions to occur. An electrochemical cell in which chemical reactions are forced to occur by the application of an outside source of electrical energy.

Critical Pressure

The pressure required to liquefy a gas (vapor) at its critical temperature.

Fractional Precipitation

Removal of some ions from solution by precipitation while leaving other ions with similar properties in solution.

Standard Entropy

The absolute entropy of a substance in its standard state at 298 K.

Addition Reaction

A reaction in which two atoms or groups of atoms are added to a molecule, one on each side of a double or triple bond. Types of addition reaction include electrophilic, nucleophilic (polar) and free radical addition (non-polar).

Harmful Chemicals Found In Food

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Oxidation-reduction Reactions

Reactions in which oxidation and reduction occur, also called redox reactions.

Covalent Bond

Chemical bond formed by the sharing of one or more electron pairs between two atoms.