In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Elemental bromine is made by oxidation, removal of electrons from bromide ions in brine.
- In the case of ethanol, oxidation can occur under the action of certain species of bacteria.
- The silver metal gives up some of its electrons and forms silver sulfide in a process called oxidation.
- The drop in pH is probably mainly due to oxidation of upward diffusing sulphide.
- On ageing, textiles are usually damaged by oxidation or acid-catalysed hydrolysis.
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
As their breed names often attest, dogs are a truly international bunch. Let’s take a look at 12 different dog breed names and their backstories.