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The oxide of a metal that reacts with water to form a base.

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Alloying

Mixing of metal with other substances (usually other metals) to modify its properties.

Atomic Weight

Weighted average of the masses of the constituent isotopes of an element, The relative masses of atoms of different elements.

Lewis Acid

Any species that can accept a share in an electron pair.

Cyclotron

A device for accelerating charged particles along a spiral path.

Nonbonding Orbital

A molecular orbital derived only from an atomic orbital of one atom, lends neither stability nor instability to a molecule or ion when populated with electrons.

yield

The quantity of product formed by the interaction of two or more substances, generally expressed as a percentage of the quantity obtained to that theoretically obtainable.

Mother Nuclide

Nuclide that undergoes nuclear decay.

Solvation

The process by which solvent molecules surround and interact with solute ions or molecules.

Heterogeneous Equilibria

Equilibria involving species in more than one phase.

Dispersing Medium

The solvent-like phase in a colloid.