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The temperature at which the vapor pressure of a liquid is equal to the applied pressure, also the condensation point

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Ternary Acid

A ternary compound containing H, O, and another element, often a nonmetal.

Explosive limits

The range of concentrations over which a flammable vapour mixed with proper ratios of air will ignite or explode if a source of ignitions is provided.

van der Waals' Equation

An equation of state that extends the ideal gas law to real gases by inclusion of two empirically determined parameters, which are different for different gases.

Dermal toxicity

Adverse health effects resulting from skin exposure ot a substance.

Crystal Field Stabilization Energy

A measure of the net energy of stabilization gained by a metal ion's nonbonding d electrons as a result of complex formation.

yttrium metal

Any of a subgroup of rare-earth elements, of which the cerium and terbium metals comprise the other two subgroups.

Phase Diagram

Diagram that shows equilibrium temperature-pressure relationships for different phases of a substance.

Enantiomer

One of the two mirror-image forms of an optically active molecule.

Catalyst

A substance that speeds up a chemical reaction without being consumed itself in the reaction.
A substance that alters (usually increases) the rate at which a reaction occurs.

Binary Compound

A compound consisting of two elements, may be ionic or covalent.