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The process by which solvent molecules surround and interact with solute ions or molecules.

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Saccharic acid

A white, needlelike, crystalline, water-soluble solid or syrup, C6H10O8, usually made by the oxidation of cane sugar, glucose, or starch by nitric acid. Also called "Glucaric acid."

Chemistry of the sky

Chemistry can teach us about the composition of celestial bodies and determine their age.

A brief history of dyeing fabrics

 Dyeing fabrics is giving the fibers a homogeneous color that has a certain degree of strength. The methods of dyeing are very diverse, depending on the properties of the dyes and the dyed fibers.

Homologous Series

A series of compounds in which each member differs from the next by a specific number and kind of atoms.

Line Spectrum

An atomic emission or absorption spectrum.

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Cloud Chamber

A device for observing the paths of speeding particiles as vapor molecules condense on them to form foglike tracks.

Ether

Compound in which an oxygen atom is bonded to two alkyl or two aryl groups, or one alkyl and one aryl group.

Denaturation

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

Strong Electrolyte

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