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A negative ion, an atom or goup of atoms that has gained one or more electrons.

 

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Alkenes (Olefins)

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

Polar Bond

Covalent bond in which there is an unsymmetrical distribution of electron density.

Cohesive Forces

All the forces of attraction among particles of a liquid.

Outer Orbital Complex

Valence bond designation for a complex in which the metal ion utilizes d orbitals in the outermost (occupied) shell in hybridization.

Leveling Effect

Effect by which all acids stronger than the acid that is characteristic of the solvent react with solvent to produce that acid, similar statement applies to bases. The strongest acid (base) that can exist in a given solvent is the acid (base) characteristic of the solvent.

Electrolyte

A substance whose aqueous solutions conduct electricity.

 

Heat Capacity

The amount of heat required to raise the temperature of a body (of any mass) one degree Celsius.

Condensed States

The solid and liquid states.

Hydride

A binary compound of hydrogen.

 

Exothermicity

The release of heat by a system as a process occurs.