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Hydrocarbons that contain only single bonds. They are also called alkanes or paraffin hydrocarbons.

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Joule

A unit of energy in the SI system. One joule is 1 kg. m2/s2 which is also 0.2390 calorie.

Insoluble Compound

A very slightly soluble compound.

Reaction Quotient

The mass action expression under any set of conditions (not necessarily equlibrium), its magnitude relative to K determines the direction in which the reaction must occur to establish equilibrium.

Standard Electrodes

Half-cells in which the oxidized and reduced forms of a species are present at unit activity, 1.0M solutions of dissolved ions, 1.0atm partial pressure of gases, and pure solids and liquids.

Colligative Properties

Physical properties of solutions that depend upon the number but not the kind of solute particles present.

Rate-determining Step

The slowest step in a mechanism, the step that determines the overall rate of reaction.

History of fireworks

There is an assumption that the history of fireworks started in China, about 2000 years ago. It is possible that the Chinese accidentally discovered explosions by burning bamboo canes.

Polydentate

Refers to ligands with more than one donor atom.

Fast Neutron

A neutron ejected at high kinetic energy in a nuclear reaction.

Haber Process

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