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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.

Allotropic Modifications (Allotropes)

Different forms of the same element in the same physical state.

Covalent Compounds

Compounds containing predominantly covalent bonds.

Standard Molar Volume

The volume occupied by one mole of an ideal gas under standard conditions, 22.4liters.

Capillary Action

The drawing of a liquid up the inside of a small-bore tube when adhesive forces exceed cohesive forces, or the depression of the surface of the liquid when cohesive forces exceed the adhesive forces.

Frequency

The number of repeating corresponding points on a wave that pass a given observation point per unit time.

Polydentate

Refers to ligands with more than one donor atom.

Bonding Pair

Pair of electrons involved in a covalent bond.

All Chemicals - Chemical Glossary

The Chemical Glossary currently has 651 chemical entries. You may search the Chemical Glossary by entering the keyword in the search box or by browsing the entire chemical glossary by letter in alphabetical order.

Effective Molality

The sum of the molalities of all solute particles in a solution.