This boss chemical is the secret that will rock your world. Remember the Hindenburg? You don't want that for your hydrogen powered car. This chemical locks the hydrogen up for safe keeping, until it is released with heat to become available in your engine.
Friend: Dude, why did you snag that hydro-car at the dealio? You are going to be a freakin' 4th-of-July display when that sucker blows. Hydrogen burns like a mutha you sucka!
Buyer: Not to worry my future fearing friend, the hydroms are locked up in sodium tetrahydroaluminate.
An ion having a charge opposite of the substance with which it is associated.
We find that the condensed counterions introduce charge fluctuations along the length of the rods that give rise to attractive interactions, in quantitative agreement with recent simulations.
What up wit dat basackwards ion homes? Oh, it's just a counterion.
To the above definitions not much can be added, except for this usage point: To, and I can't emphasize this enough, split an infinitive is considered to truly be bad grammar by many of the same people who think a preposition is a bad thing to incautiously end a sentence with.
Despite repeated admonitions by close friends and associates, the author continues to routinely split his infinitives. To someday learn to do otherwise is in many ways becoming an important thing to focus on learning to finally do.