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Spectrum associated with absorption of electromagnetic radiation by atoms (or other species) resulting from transitions from lower to higher energy states. An absorption spectrum is the inverse of an emission spectrum.

Every chemical element has absorption lines at certain wavelengths corresponding to the differences between the energy levels of its atomic orbitals.

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Periodic Table

An arrangement of elements in order of increasing atomic numbers that also emphasizes periodicity.

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Fuel cell in which hydrogen is the fuel (reducing agent) and oxygen is the oxidizing agent.

 

Acid Anhydride

Compound produced by dehydration of a carbonic acid. General formula is R--C--O--C--R. Chemical compound that reacts with water to form an acid and are usually oxides of nonmetallic elements.

Gangue

Sand, rock, and other impurities surrounding the mineral of interest in an ore.

Dipole-dipole Interactions

Attractive interactions between polar molecules, that is, between molecules with permanent dipoles.

Standard Reaction

A reaction in which the numbers of moles of reactants shown in the balanced equation, all in their standard states, are completely converted to the numbers of moles of products shown in the balanced equation, also sall at their standard state.

Electron Deficient Compounds

Compounds that contain at least one atom (other than H) that shares fewer than eight electrons.

Lanthanides

Elements 58 to 71 (after lanthanum).

Tyndall Effect

The scattering of light by colloidal particles.

Carcinogen

A substance capable of causing or producing cancer in mammals.