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Ferromagnetism

The ability of a substance to become permanently magnetized by exposure to an external magnetic field.

Haber Process

A process for the catalyzed industrial production of ammonia from N2 and H2 at high temperature and pressure.

Viscosity

Resistance offered by the molecules of a liquid to flow is termed as viscosity.

History of fireworks

There is an assumption that the history of fireworks started in China, about 2000 years ago. It is possible that the Chinese accidentally discovered explosions by burning bamboo canes.

Heat of Condensation

The amount of heat that must be removed from one gram of a vapor at it's condensation point to condense the vapour with no change in temperature.

Eutrophication

The undesirable overgrowth of vegetation caused by high concentrates of plant nutrients in bodies of water.

Geiger counter

A gas filled tube which discharges electriaclly when ionizing radiation passes through it.

Equivalence Point

The point at which chemically equivalent amounts of reactants have reacted.

Formula

Combination of symbols that indicates the chemical composition of a substance.

 

Electronegativity

A measure of the relative tendency of an atom to attract electrons to itself when chemically combined with another atom.