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Binary compounds of boron and hydrogen.

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Collision Theory

Theory of reaction rates that states that effective collisions between reactant molecules must occur in order for the reaction to occur.

Phenol

Hydrocarbon derivative containing an [OH] group bound to an aromatic raing.

 

Saccharate

A compound formed by interaction of sucrose with a metallic oxide, usually lime, and useful in the purification of sugar.

 

Coordination Sphere

The metal ion and its coordinating ligands but not any uncoordinated counter-ions.

Anion

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

 

Enzyme

A protein that acts as a catalyst in biological systems.

Electromotive Series

The relative order of tendencies for elements and their simple ions to act as oxidizing or reducing agents, also called the activity series.

Galvanizing

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

 

London Forces

Very weak and very short-range attractive forces between short-lived temporary (induced) dipoles, also called dispersion Forces.

S Orbital

A spherically symmetrical atomic orbital, one per energy level.