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fatty acid
a carboxylic acid having anywhere from four to thirty-six carbon atoms
a substance capable of sustaining a chain reaction of nuclear fission
a nuclear reaction in which a heavy nucleus splits into two or more smaller fragments, releasing large amounts of energy
a material capable of undergoing fission
formula mass
the sum of the atomic masses of the atoms in a formula
formula unit
one unit of the empirical formula for an ionic compound
fractional distillation
a special type of distillation used to separate a mixture of liquids using their differences in boiling points
the phase change from liquid to solid
freezing point
the temperature at which a liquid changes to a solid
freezing point depression
the difference in the freezing points of the solution from the pure solvent
frequency (f)
for a wave, the frequency refers the number of waves passing a specific reference point per unit time; in this text, frequency is symbolized by f, but in other text, frequency may be symbolized by \lambda
functional group
an atom or a group of atoms that replaces hydrogen in an organic compound and is responsible for the characteristic properties of the compound
depending on the context, fusion could mean the change of a liquid to a solid or a nuclear reaction in which two or more smaller nuclei combine to form a single nucleus

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