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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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Ozone

We breathe 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, consuming about 25 kg of air every day. It turns out that we practically predetermine our health by the air we breathe.

Isoelectric

Having the same electronic configurations.

Carcinogen

A substance capable of causing or producing cancer in mammals.

 

Emission Spectrum

Spectrum associated with emission of electromagnetic radiation by atoms (or other species) resulting from electronic transitions from higher to lower energy states.

 

Specific Heat

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

Formula Weight

The mass of one formula unit of a substance in atomic mass units.

 

Specific Rate Constant

An experimentally determined (proportionality) constant, which is different for different reactions and which changes only with temperature, k in the rate-law expression: Rate = k [A] x [B]v.

Hard Water

Water containing Fe3+, Ca2+, and Mg2+ ions, which forms precipates with soap.

Amine Complexes

Complex species that contain ammonia molecules bonded to metal ions.

Specific Gravity

The ratio of the density of a substance to the density of water.