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Region or volume in space in which the probability of finding electrons is highest.

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Isomorphous

Refers to crystals having the same atomic arrangement.

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Ternary Acid

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

Electron

A subatomic particle having a mass of 0.00054858 amu and a charge of 1-.

Hydride

A binary compound of hydrogen.

 

Alpha (a) Particle

Helium ion with 2+ charge, an assembly of two protons and two neutrons.

Second Law of Thermodynamics

The universe tends toward a state of greater diorder in spontaneous processes.

Cathodic Protection

Protection of a metal (making ir a cathode) against corrosion by attaching it to a sacrifical anode of a more easily oxidized metal.

Reaction Quotient

The mass action expression under any set of conditions (not necessarily equlibrium), its magnitude relative to K determines the direction in which the reaction must occur to establish equilibrium.

Amide

Compound containing the O-C-N group.Compound that can be considered a derivative of ammonia in which one or more hydrogens are replaced by a alkyl or aryl groups.