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

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Formula Unit

The smallest repeating unit of a substance. The molecule for nonionic substances

Percent Purity

The percent of a specified compound or element in an impure sample.

Chemical Periodicity

The variations in properties of elements with their position in the periodic table.

Heterocyclic Amine

Amine in which the nitrogen is part of a ring.

Substance

Any kind of matter all specimens of which have the same chemical composition and physical properties.

 

Anion

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

 

Hard Water

Water containing Fe3+, Ca2+, and Mg2+ ions, which forms precipates with soap.

Linear Accelerator

A device used for accelerating charged particles along a straight line path.

Polyprotic Acid

An Acid that can form two or more hydronium ions per molecule, often a least one step of ionization is weak.

Miscibility

The ability of one liquid to mix with (dissolve in) another liquid.