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Theory of reaction rates that states that reactants pass through high-energy transition states before forming products.

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Polarization

The buildup of a product of oxidation or a reduction of an electrode, preventing further reaction.

Reducing Agent

The substance that reduces another substance and is oxidized.

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.

Collision Theory

Theory of reaction rates that states that effective collisions between reactant molecules must occur in order for the reaction to occur.

Homologous Series

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

Photochemical Oxidants

Photochemically produced oxidizing agents capable of causing damage to plants and animals.

Dextrorotatory

Refers to an optically active substance that rotates the plane of plane polarized light clockwise, also called dextro.

Capillary

A tube having a very small inside diameter.

Double Salt

Solid consisting of two co-crystallized salts.

 

Critical Point

The combination of critical temperature and critical pressure of a substance.