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Spectator Ions

Ions in a solution that do not participate in a chemical reaction.

Ionization Isomers

Isomers that result from the interchange of ions inside and outside the coordination sphere.

Bronsted-Lowry Base

A proton acceptor

Ligand

A Lewis base in a coordination compound.

Salicylaldehyde

An oily, slightly water-soluble liquid, C7H6O2, having an almondlike odor: used chiefly in perfumery and in the synthesis of coumarin.

Alkynes

Unsaturated hydrocarbons that contain one or more carbon-carbon triple bonds.

Insulator

Poor electric and heat conductor.

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.

Conjugated Double Bonds

Double bonds that are separated from each other by one single bond -C=C-C=C-.

Donor Atom

A ligand atom whose electrons are shared with a Lewis acid.