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The increase in the boiling point of a solvent caused by the dissolution of a nonvolatile solute.

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Sublimation

The direct vaporization of a sold by heating without passing through the liquid state.

Basic Salt

A salt containing an ionizable OH group.

Ground State

The lowest energy state or most stable state of an atom, molecule or ion.

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Spectral Line

Any of a number of lines corresponding to definite wavelengths of an atomic emission or absorption spectrum, represents the energy difference between two energy levels.

 

Period

The elements in a horizontal row of the periodic table.

Optical Isomers

Stereoisomers that differ only by being nonsuperimposable mirror images of each other, like right and left hands, also called enantiomers.

xenon trioxide

A colorless, nonvolatile solid, XeO3, explosive when dry: in solution it is called xenic acid.

Galvanizing

Placing a thin layer of zinc on a ferrous material to protect the underlying surface from corrosion.