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Alloying

Mixing of metal with other substances (usually other metals) to modify its properties.

Law of Definite Proportions (Law of Constant Composition)

The law stating that a pure substance will always have the same percent by weight. Different samples of a pure compound always contain the same elements in the same proportions by mass.

Composition Stoichiometry

Descibes the quantitative (mass) relationships among elements in compounds.

Solvent

The dispersing medium of a solution.

Covalent Compounds

Compounds containing predominantly covalent bonds.

Substance

Any kind of matter all specimens of which have the same chemical composition and physical properties.

 

Joule

A unit of energy in the SI system. One joule is 1 kg. m2/s2 which is also 0.2390 calorie.

Valence Electrons

Outermost electrons of atoms, usually those involved in bonding.

Group

A vertical column in the periodic table, also called a family.

Resonance

The concept in which two or more equivalent dot formulas for the same arrangement of atoms (resonance structures) are necessary to describe the bonding in a molecule or ion.