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The amount of heat required to raise the temperature of one gram of substance one degree Celsius.

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Organic Chemistry

The chemistry of substances that contain carbon-hydrogen bonds.

Capillary

A tube having a very small inside diameter.

Linkage Isomers

Isomers in which a particular ligand bonds to a metal ion through different donor atoms.

 

Varieties of garnet minerals

The most famous type of garnet stone is pyrope (flaming). This is the "oldest of garnets", with a dense red color, similar to the grain of an edible garnet. Pyrope has a variety called rhodolite - a stone of dense pink or pink-purple color, which sometimes has the alexandrite effect and is used in elite jewelry.

Fat

Solid triester of glycerol and (mostly) saturated fatty acids.

Spectrochemical Series

Arrangement of ligands in order of increasing ligand field strength.

Noble Gases (Rare Gases)

Elements of the periodic Group 0, also called rare gases, formerly called inert gases, He,Ne,Ar, Kr, Xe, Rn.

Thermal Cracking

Decomposition by heating a substance in the presence of a catalyst and in the absence of air.

 

yield

The quantity of product formed by the interaction of two or more substances, generally expressed as a percentage of the quantity obtained to that theoretically obtainable.

K Capture

Absorption of a K shell (n=1) electron by a proton as it is converted to a neutron.