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Any of three oily, colorless, water-insoluble, flammable, toxic, isomeric liquids, C8H10, of the benzene series, obtained mostly from coal tar: used chiefly in the manufacture of dyes.

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Optical Isomers

Stereoisomers that differ only by being nonsuperimposable mirror images of each other, like right and left hands, also called enantiomers.

Quantum Numbers

Numbers that describe the energies of electrons in atoms, derived from quantum mechanical treatment.

Chemical Periodicity

The variations in properties of elements with their position in the periodic table.

Electronegativity

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

Nernst Equation

Corrects standard electrode potentials for nonstandard conditions.

Ionic Compounds

Compounds containing predominantly ionic bonding.

Disproportionation Reactions

Redox reactions in which the oxidizing agent and the reducing agent are the same species.

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Reducing Agent

The substance that reduces another substance and is oxidized.

Temperature

A measure of the intensity of heat, i.e. the hotness or coldness of a sample. or object.