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Electron emitted from the nucleus when a neuton decays to a proton and an electron.

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xylic acid

Any of six colorless, crystalline, isomeric acids having the formula C9H10O2, derived from xylene.

Atomic Orbital

Region or volume in space in which the probability of finding electrons is highest.

Cloud Chamber

A device for observing the paths of speeding particiles as vapor molecules condense on them to form foglike tracks.

Total Ionic Equation

Equation for a chemical reaction written to show the predominant form of all species in aqueous solution or in contact with water.

Carbanion

An organic ion carrying a negative charge on a carbon atom.

Weak Electrolyte

A substance that conducts electricity poorly in a dilute aqueous solution.

Hydrogenation

The reaction in which hydrogen adds across a double or triple bond.

Resonance

The concept in which two or more equivalent dot formulas for the same arrangement of atoms (resonance structures) are necessary to describe the bonding in a molecule or ion.

Functional Group

A group of atoms that represents a potential reaction site in an organic compound.

Ionic Geometry

The arrangement of atoms (not lone pairs of electrons) about the central atom of a polyatomic ion.