Chemistry - Miscellaneous Definitions

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Photochemical Reaction
A reaction started by light (often UV light).
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Redox Reaction
A reaction where reduction and oxidation occur simultaneously.
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Refluxing
The continual boiling and condensing of a reaction mixture to ensure that the reaction takes place without the contents of the container boiling dry.
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Polymer
A long chain built up from monomer units
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Homologous Series
A series of organic compounds with the same functional group, but with each successive member differing by CHv2
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Mechanism
A sequence of steps showing the path taken by electrons in a reaction.
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Hydrolysis
A reaction with water or aqueous hydroxide ions that breaks a chemical compound into two compounds.
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A reaction where reduction and oxidation occur simultaneously.

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Redox Reaction

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The continual boiling and condensing of a reaction mixture to ensure that the reaction takes place without the contents of the container boiling dry.

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A long chain built up from monomer units

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Card 5

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A series of organic compounds with the same functional group, but with each successive member differing by CHv2

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