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A dimensionless quantity whose magnitude is: equal to molar concentration in an ideal solution, equal to partial pressure in an ideal gas mixture, and defined as 1 for pure solids or liquids.

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Bomb Calorimeter

A device used to measure the heat transfer between system and surroundings at constant volume.

Nucleons

Particles comprising the nucleus, protons and neutrons.

Strong Field Ligand

Ligand that exerts a strong crystal or ligand electrical field and generally forms low spin complexes with metal ions when possible.

Atomic Weight

Weighted average of the masses of the constituent isotopes of an element, The relative masses of atoms of different elements.

Daughter Nuclide

Nuclide that is produced in a nuclear decay.

 

K Capture

Absorption of a K shell (n=1) electron by a proton as it is converted to a neutron.

Manometer

A two-armed barometer.

Suspension

A heterogeneous mixture in which solute-like particles settle out of solvent-like phase some time after their introduction.

Total Ionic Equation

Equation for a chemical reaction written to show the predominant form of all species in aqueous solution or in contact with water.

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