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The pentosan occurring in woody tissue that hydrolyzes to xylose: used as a source of furfural.

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Viscosity

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

Frequency

The number of repeating corresponding points on a wave that pass a given observation point per unit time.

All Chemicals - Chemical Glossary

The Chemical Glossary currently has 651 chemical entries. You may search the Chemical Glossary by entering the keyword in the search box or by browsing the entire chemical glossary by letter in alphabetical order.

Degenerate

Of the same energy.

Catalyst

A substance that speeds up a chemical reaction without being consumed itself in the reaction.
A substance that alters (usually increases) the rate at which a reaction occurs.

Reaction Stoichiometry

Description of the quantitative relationships among substances as they participate in chemical reactions.

Tyndall Effect

The scattering of light by colloidal particles.

Heat of Solution

The amount of heat absorbed in the formation of solution that contains one mole of solute, the value is positive if heat is absorbed (endothermic) and negative if heat is released (exothermic).

Nuclear Fission

The process in which a heavy nucleus splits into nuclei of intermediate masses and one or more protons are emitted.

Kinetic Energy

Energy that matter processes by virtue of its motion.