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A measure of the intensity of heat, i.e. the hotness or coldness of a sample. or object.

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Alkynes

Unsaturated hydrocarbons that contain one or more carbon-carbon triple bonds.

Greenhouse Effect

Trapping of heat at the surface of the earth by carbon dioxide and water vapour in the atmosphere.

Chemical Kinetics

The study of rates and mechanisms of chemical reactions and of the factors on which they depend.

Distilland

The material in a distillation apparatus that is to be distilled.

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Basic Anhydride

The oxide of a metal that reacts with water to form a base.

Capillary

A tube having a very small inside diameter.

Osmosis

The process by which solvent molecules pass through a semipermable membrane from a dilute solution into a more concentrated solution.

 

Natural Radioactivity

Spontaneous decomposition of an atom.

Graham's Law

The rates of effusion of gases are inversely proportional to the square roots of their molecular weights or densities.