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

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Fuel cell in which hydrogen is the fuel (reducing agent) and oxygen is the oxidizing agent.

 

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Pair of electrons residing on one atom and not shared by other atoms, unshared pair.

Polymer

A large molecule consisting of chains or rings of linked monomer units, usually characterized by high melting and boiling points.

Saccharate

A compound formed by interaction of sucrose with a metallic oxide, usually lime, and useful in the purification of sugar.

 

Periodic Law

The properties of the elements are periodic functions of their atomic numbers.

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Compartment in which the oxidation or reduction half-reaction occurs in a voltaic cell.

Saponification

Hydrolysis of esters in the presence of strong soluable bases.

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Salt and its use in everyday life

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