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  • n. Plural form of hydroxyl.


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  • These pairs are known as hydroxyls and tend to steal atoms from other molecules, including each other. - latest science and technology news stories

  • I expected that as well, although I'm saying that most of the vapors are by-products of chemical reactions rather than sublimation, and the icy grains are accumulated from molecules and grains migrating across the TCS, of which the water/hydroxyls, among some other molecules, were created by reactions with solar plasma stream protons and silicates in the lunar regolith.

    LCROSS Confirms "Buckets" of Water on the Moon | Universe Today

  • This is what hydroxyls do with olefins, incidentally, so you can look on it as the hydroxyl briefly looking at the ring and seeing, not that "one and a half bonds" thing I mentioned above, but a double carbon-carbon bond, which hydroxyls just love to glom onto.

    Hot Buttered

  • Recent work, however, has shown the existence of several so-called _mixed glycerides_, in which the hydroxyls of the same molecule of glycerol are displaced by two or sometimes three different acid radicles.

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  • From these results it would appear that the number of acetyl groups entering the benzoates is the same as with the unbenzoylated fibres, the benzoyl has no influence upon the hydroxyls as against the acetyl.

    Researches on Cellulose 1895-1900

  • Since tannin on acetylating yields a considerable amount of triacetylgallic acid, it should, according to Dekker, contain at least six acetylisable hydroxyls.

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  • If the hydroxyls occupy the ortho-position to methyl, they may form xanthenes by splitting off water --

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  • But a special form of it - hydroxyls - appears to be locked away in the lava.

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  • One of the thieving hydroxyls can then nab the other's hydrogen atom, turning back into a water molecule. - latest science and technology news stories

  • Again, two hydroxyls form, one ultimately stealing both hydrogens (with the help of the middleman) and zipping away as water. - latest science and technology news stories


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