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Hydrocarbons that contain double or triple carbon-carbon bonds.

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Half-Life

The time required for half of a reactant to be converted into product(s). The time required for half of a given sample to undergo radioactive decay.

Heteronuclear

Consisting of different elements.

Condensed Phases

The liquid and solid phases, phases in which particles interact strongly.

Strong Electrolyte

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

 

Pairing Energy

Energy required to pair two electrons in the same orbital.

Adhesive Forces

Forces of attraction between a liquid and another surface.

Mechanism

The sequence of steps by which reactants are converted into products.

Sulfuric Acid

H2SO4: colorless, oily liquid, boiling point 330C. A 96 percent solution is used in the laboratory.

Fire Hazard: This is a very powerful, acidic oxidizer which can Ignite or even explode on contact with many materials, i.e. acetic acid ,acetone+ HNOs, alcohols, + H202, NH4OH, HCL, NaOH, and others.

Sulfuric acid has a wide range of uses and plays a part in the production of nearly all manufactured goods.

Electronegativity

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

Dissociation

In aqueous solution, the process in which a solid ionic compound separates into its ions.