Glossary

The categories into which texts are grouped; genre distinguishes texts on the basis of their subject matter, form and structure (for example, scientific reports, field guides, explanations, procedures, biographies, media articles, persuasive texts, narratives).

Chemistry that aims to design products and processes that minimise the use and generation of hazardous substances and wastes. Principles of green chemistry include prevention of waste; atom economy; design of less toxic chemicals and synthesis methods; use of safer solvents and auxiliaries; design for energy efficiency; use of renewable feedstocks; reduction of unnecessary derivatives; use of catalytic reagents rather than stoichiometric reagents; design for degradation; design of in-process analysis for pollution prevention; and safer chemistry for accident prevention.