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Carcinogen

A substance capable of causing or producing cancer in mammals.

 

Peroxide

A compound containing oxygen in the -1 oxidation state. Metal peroxides contain the peroxide ion, O22

Atomic Number


Integral number of protons in the nucleus, defines the identity of element.
 

Geiger counter

A gas filled tube which discharges electriaclly when ionizing radiation passes through it.

Inner Orbital Complex

Valence bond designation for a complex in which the metal ion utilizes d orbitals for one shell inside the outermost occupied shell in its hybridization.

Periodic Table of Elements

An arrangement of elements in order of increasing atomic numbers that also emphasizes periodicity.

Alums

Hydrated sulfates of the general formula M+M3+(SO4)2.12H2).

Polarization

The buildup of a product of oxidation or a reduction of an electrode, preventing further reaction.

yttrium metal

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

Photochemical Oxidants

Photochemically produced oxidizing agents capable of causing damage to plants and animals.