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Ebullition

Ebullition Transition of a substance from a liquid to a gaseous state. Water evaporates at 100 ° C, the level of the sea water, but the alcohol is more volatile so that it evaporates at 78.35 ° C

Enzymes

Enzymes Proteins that act as catalysts in most biochemical reactions by lowering the activation energy which is required for each chemical reaction. Because they are efficient catalysts, are used for industrial applications such as in the pharmaceutical industry or in food.

Escherichia coli o157

Escherichia coli o157 The Escherichia coli is a bacterial parasite found in the human intestine. The presence of E. coli in food is proof of contamination with fecal matter. The Escherichia coli 0157 is one of the more dangerous strains of this bacteria and may cause internal infection accompanied by bleeding.

Eau-de-Vie

Eau-de-Vie A generic term for alcoholic beverages obtained from the fermentation and subsequent distillation of various fruits, cereals and aromatic plants