Chemistry Key Word Definitions (B)

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What is a base?
The oxide, hydroxide or carbonate of a metal that will react with an acid, forming a salt as one of the products (if a base dissolves in water it is called an alkali). Bases are proton (H+ ion) acceptors.
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Biodegradable is...?
Materials that can be broken down by microorganisms.
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What is biodiesel?
Fuel for cars made from plant oils.
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What is biofuel?
Fuel made from animal or plant products.
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What is bioleaching?
The process of extraction of metals from ores using microorganisms.
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What is a blast furnace?
The huge reaction vessels used in industry to extract iron from its ore.
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What is bond energy?
The energy needed to break a particular chemical bond.
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What is a burette?
A long glass tube with a tap at one end and markings to show volumes of liquid, used to add precisely known amounts of liquids to a solution in a conical flask below it.
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