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An equation of state that extends the ideal gas law to real gases by inclusion of two empirically determined parameters, which are different for different gases.

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Polymerization

The combination of many small molecules to form large molecules.

Emission Spectrum

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

 

Hydration

Reaction of a substance with water.

Inhibitory Catalyst

An inhibitor, a catalyst that decreases the rate of reaction.

Atomic Radius

Radius of an atom.

Collision Theory

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

Artificial Transmutation

An artificially induced nuclear reaction caused by the bombardment of a nucleus with subatomic particiles or small nucei.

Electronic Transition

The transfer of an electron from one energy level to another.

Percent Purity

The percent of a specified compound or element in an impure sample.

Cathode

Electrode at which reduction occurs in a cathode ray tube, the negative electrode.