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A noncrystalline solid with no well-defined ordered structure.

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Fast Neutron

A neutron ejected at high kinetic energy in a nuclear reaction.

Strong Field Ligand

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

Electrolysis

Process that occurs in electrolytic cells.

Nonpolar Bond

Covalent bond in which electron density is symmetrically distributed.

Electron

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

Common Ion Effect

Suppression of ionization of a weak electrolyte by the presence in the same solution of a strong electrolyte containing one of the same ions as the weak electrolyte.

Carcinogen

A substance capable of causing or producing cancer in mammals.

 

Alkylbenzene

A compound containing an alkyl group bonded to a benzene ring.

Extensive Property

A property that depends upon the amount of material in a sample.

Molecular Orbital

An orbit resulting from overlap and mixing of atomic orbitals on different atoms. An MO belongs to the molecule as a whole.