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Ytterbia is a colorless compound, Yb2O3, used in certain alloys and ceramics. Also known as ytterbium oxide.

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Adhesive Forces

Forces of attraction between a liquid and another surface.

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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.

Law of Conservation of Energy

Energy cannot be created or destroyed, it may be changed from one form to another.

Curie (Ci)

The basic unit used to describe the intensity of radioactivity in a sample of material. One curie equals 37 billion disintegrations per second or approximately the amount of radioactivty given off by 1 gram of radium.

Semiconductor

A substance that does not conduct electricity at low temperatures but does so at higher temperatures.

Intermolecular Forces

Forces between individual particles (atoms, molecules, ions) of a substance.

Mixture

A sample of matter composed of two or more substances, each of which retains its identity and properties.

Phase Diagram

Diagram that shows equilibrium temperature-pressure relationships for different phases of a substance.

Molecular Geometry

The arrangement of atoms (not lone pairs of electrons) around a central atom of a molecule or polyatomic ion.

Density

Density is the ratio b/w Mass and Volume: D=M/V