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Beta Particle

Electron emitted from the nucleus when a neuton decays to a proton and an electron.

What's In Your Beverage? How to Ensure Quality Control with CO2 Analytical Support

Calibration standards, performance audits, and the FDA's never-ending safety, labeling, and inspection requirements are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to dealing with the increasingly stringent quality control standards of the beverage industry.

As these quality standards become stricter, beverage producers are increasingly called upon to get products to market faster using fewer resources, while simultaneously managing ingredient quality, and ultimately, risk.

Rate of Reaction

Change in the concentration of a reactant or product per unit time.

Corrosion

Oxidation of metals in the presence of air and moisture.

Isomorphous

Refers to crystals having the same atomic arrangement.

Mole Fraction

The number of moles of a component of a mixture divided by the total number of moles in the mixture.

 

Interesting facts about metals

Metals have been used by people since ancient times. All the time the process of obtaining them was improved, useful alloys of various metals appeared. Let’s look at interesting facts about metals.

Coulometry

The quantitative application of Faraday's Law to the analysis of materials. The current and time are the usual variables measured.

Hard Water

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

Electron Configuration

Specific distribution of electrons in atomic orbitals of atoms or ions.