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A molecular orbit lower in energy than any of the atomic orbitals from which it is derived, lends stability to a molecule or ion when populated with electron.

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Homogeneous Mixture

A mixture which has uniform composition and properties throughout.

Binary Compound

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

Ionization

In aqueous solution, the process in which a molecular compound reacts with water and forms ions.

Capillary

A tube having a very small inside diameter.

Organic Chemistry

The chemistry of substances that contain carbon-hydrogen bonds.

Native State

Refers to the occurrence of an element in an uncombined or free state in nature.

 

Radioactivity

The spontaneous disintegration of atomic nuclei.

Alkenes (Olefins)

Unsaturated hydrocarbons that contain one or more carbon-carbon double bonds.

Complex Ions

Ions resulting from the formation of coordinate covalent bonds between simple ions and other ions or molecules.

Curie (Ci)

The basic unit used to describe the intensity of radioactivity in a sample of material. One curie equals 37 billion disintegrations per second or approximately the amount of radioactivty given off by 1 gram of radium.