Glossary of Chemical Terms - X
- X ray
- Electromagnetic radiation of high frequency and short wavelength (ranging from 10-11 to 10-9 meters).
- X-ray crystallography
- A technique of determining a molecule's three-dimensional structure by analyzing the X-ray diffraction patterns of crystals made up of the molecule in question.
Glossary created by David Shaw (Madison Area Technical College) for The Chemistry Place.
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