By John Daintith
This best-selling dictionary comprises over 9,000 entries on all facets of technological know-how and offers accomplished assurance of biology (including human biology), chemistry, physics, the earth sciences, and astronomy. Appendices conceal the periodic desk, geological time scale, and animal and plant class. New gains contain digital thumb tags for simple reference, increased components together with astronomy and earth technology and extra gains on key issues akin to the sun method and Genetically converted Organisms. additionally featured are brief biographies of best scientists and chronologies of particular matters, together with plastics, electronics and mobile biology. either concise and wide-ranging, this dictionary is a perfect convenient reference paintings and nice creation for college kids and non-scientists alike.
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An example of an ammine is the tetraamminecopper(II) ion [Cu(NH3)4]2+. d. p. p. 35°C. It is very soluble in water and soluble in alcohol. The compound may be prepared in the laboratory by reacting ammonium salts with bases such as calcium hydroxide, or by the hydrolysis of a nitride. Industrially it is made by the *Haber process and over 80 million tonnes per year are used either directly or in combination. Major uses are the manufacture of nitric acid, ammonium nitrate, ammonium phosphate, and urea (the last three as fertilizers), explosives, dyestuffs, and resins.
This reactance is caused by *capacitance and *inductance in the circuit. In a circuit consisting of a resistance (R), an inductance (L), and a capacitance (C) all in series, the reactance (X) is equal to (2πfL) – (1/2πfC). s. d. s. current and is given by √(R2 + X2). e. its elevation. Compare azimuth. alternation of generations The occurrence within the *life cycle of an organism of two or more distinct forms (generations), which differ from each other in appearance, habit, and method of reproduction.
It is a double salt and can be prepared by recrystallization from a solution containing equimolar quantities of potassium sulphate and aluminium sulphate. It is used as a mordant for dyeing and in the tanning and Ünishing of leather goods (for white leather). See also alums. d. d. 5°C). The anhydrous salt is soluble in water and slightly soluble in ethanol; the hydrate is very soluble in water and insoluble in ethanol. 18H2O). It may be prepared by dissolving aluminium hydroxide or china 31 clays (aluminosilicates) in sulphuric acid.
A Dictionary of Science (5th Edition) by John Daintith