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Acetic acid

Acetic acid Acetic acid, also known as ethanoic acid, is an organic chemical compound best recognized for giving vinegar its sour taste and pungent smell. Its structural formula is represented as CH3COOH. Pure, water -free acetic acid (glacial acetic acid) is a colourless liquid that attracts more

Slate industry in Wales

Slate industry in Wales , Wales, about 1910. The slate industry in Wales began during the Roman period when slate was used to roof the fort at Segontium , now Caernarfon . The slate industry grew slowly until the early 18th century, then expanded rapidly until the late 19th century, at which t more

Verbascum thapsus

Verbascum thapsus Verbascum thapsus (; Great Mullein or Common Mullein) is a species of mullein native to Europe , northern Africa and Asia , and introduced in the Americas and Australia . It is a hairy biennial plant that can grow to 2 m or more tall. Its small yellow flowers are dens more

DNA repair

DNA repair DNA repair refers to a collection of processes by which a cell identifies and corrects damage to the DNA molecules that encode its genome . In human cells, both normal metabolic activities and environmental factors such as UV light can cause DNA damage, resulting in as many as 1 mil more

Enzyme kinetics

Enzyme kinetics from E. coli with its two substrates, dihydrofolate (right) and NADPH (left), bound in the active site. The protein is shown as a ribbon diagram , with alpha helices in red, beta sheets in yellow and loops in blue. Generated from 7DFR . Enzyme kinetics is the study of the chemic more

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