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Metals of Group IA (Na, K, Rb).

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Silicones

Polymeric organosilicon compounds, contain individual or cross-linked Si-O chains or rings in which some oxygens of SiO4 tetrahedra are replaced by other groups.

Reaction Stoichiometry

Description of the quantitative relationships among substances as they participate in chemical reactions.

Precipitate

An insoluble solid formed by mixing in solution the constituent ions of a slightly soluble solution.

Ternary Acid

A ternary compound containing H, O, and another element, often a nonmetal.

Ionization Energy

The minimum amount of energy required to remove the most loosely held electron of an isolated gaseous atom or ion.

xylose

A colorless, crystalline pentose sugar, C5H10O5, derived from xylan, straw, corncobs, etc., by treating with heated dilute sulfuric acid, and dehydrating to furfural if stronger acid is used.

Alloying

Mixing of metal with other substances (usually other metals) to modify its properties.

Square Planar

A term used to describe molecules and polyatomic ions that have one atom in the center and four atoms at the corners of a square.

Coordination Sphere

The metal ion and its coordinating ligands but not any uncoordinated counter-ions.

DP number

The degree of polymerization, the average number of monomer units per polymer unit.