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Complex species that contain ammonia molecules bonded to metal ions.

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Electron Deficient Compounds

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

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If you have ever been bitten by a mosquito, someone nearby surely gave you an explanation of why the nasty insect decided to spoil your day. Maybe they told you that you smelt good, or you had a certain type of blood or that in that shirt you looked like a potential victim.

Molecular Orbital Theory

A theory of chemical bonding based upon the postulated existence of molecular orbitals.

Cation

A positive ion, an atom or group of atoms that has lost one or more electrons.

Amino Acid

Compound containing both an amino and a carboxylic acid group.The --NH2 group.

Active Metal

Metal with low ionization energy that loses electrons readily to form cations.

Denatured

A commercial term used to describe ethanol that has been rendered unfit for human consumption because of the addition of harmful ingredients to make it sales tax-expempt.

 

Stoichiometry

Description of the quantitative relationships among elements and compounds as they undergo chemical changes.

Proton

A subatomic particle having a mass of 1.0073 amu and a charge of +1, found in thew nuclei of atoms.

Isomers

Different substances that have the same formula.