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precision /pre-siz-shun/ (noun)

posted May 14, 2011, 1:47 PM by John Fennell

precision /pre-siz-shun/ (noun)
1.  the degree of agreement among several measurements
2.  reproducibility

molarity [moh-lar-i-tee] (noun)

posted May 14, 2011, 1:46 PM by John Fennell

the number of moles of solute per liter of solution

distillation \DIS-til-a-shun\ (noun)

posted Oct 23, 2009, 12:21 AM by John Fennell   [ updated Sep 5, 2011, 6:30 PM ]

distillation \DIS-til-a-shun\ (noun)

1. Separation of a mixture by difference in boiling points of the components.

Example Sentence:

The useful materials from crude oil, such as jet fuel, gasoline, and asphalt, are separated by distillation.

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