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

 

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Nonelectrolyte

A substance whose aqueous solutions do not conduct electricity.

Reducing Agent

The substance that reduces another substance and is oxidized.

Hydrocarbons

Compounds that contain only carbon and hydrogen.

Alcohol

Hydrocarbon derivative containing an --OH group attached to a carbon atom not in an aromatic ring. Alcohols are a class of organic compounds containing the hydroxyl group, OH, attached to a carbon atom.

Derivative

A compound that can be imagined to arise from a partent compound by replacement of one atom with another atom or group of atoms. Used extensively in orgainic chemistry to assist in identifying compounds.

Autoionization

An ionization reaction between identical molecules.

Ionization Isomers

Isomers that result from the interchange of ions inside and outside the coordination sphere.

Solution

Homogeneous mixture of two or more substances.

Functional Group

A group of atoms that represents a potential reaction site in an organic compound.

Chemical Periodicity

The variations in properties of elements with their position in the periodic table.