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A reaction in which the numbers of moles of reactants shown in the balanced equation, all in their standard states, are completely converted to the numbers of moles of products shown in the balanced equation, also sall at their standard state.

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Alkyl Group

A group of atoms derived from an alkane by the removal of one hydrogen atom.

Polyene

A compound that contains more than one double bond per molecule.

Saturated Solution

Solution in which no more solute will dissolve.

Carcinogen

A substance capable of causing or producing cancer in mammals.

 

Amine

Derivatives of ammonia in which one or more hydrogen atoms have been replaced by organic groups.

Mechanism

The sequence of steps by which reactants are converted into products.

Octahedral

A term used to describe molecules and polyatomic ions that have one atom in the center and six atoms at the corners of a octahedron.

Ester

A Compound of the general formula R-C-O-R1 where R and R1 may be the same or different, and may be either aliphatic or aromatic.

Electronic Transition

The transfer of an electron from one energy level to another.

Inhibitory Catalyst

An inhibitor, a catalyst that decreases the rate of reaction.