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Condensation

Liquefaction of vapor.

Law of Combining Volumes (Gay-Lussac's Law)

At constant temperature and pressure, the volumes of reacting gases (and any gaseous products) can be expressed as ratios of small whole numbers.

 

Electrode Potentials

Potentials, E, of half-reactions as reductions versus the standard hydrogen electrode.

Solubility Product Constant

Equilibrium constant that applies to the dissolution of a slightly soluble compound.

Electron Deficient Compounds

Compounds that contain at least one atom (other than H) that shares fewer than eight electrons.

Boyle's Law

At constant temperature the volume occupied by a definite mass of a gas is inversely proportional to the applied pressure.

Sigma Orbital

Molecular orbital resulting from head-on overlap of two atomic orbitals.

Base

A substance that produces OH (aq) ions in aqueous solution. Strong soluable bases are soluble in water and are completely dissociated. Weak bases ionize only slightly.

Nitric Acid

HNO3: A strong acid, it is toxic and can cause severe burns. Transparent colorless or yellowish, fuming, suffocating, caustic and corrosive liquid. Nitric acid boiling point is 83C. A 70 percent solution is used in the S.S.E. laboratory for junction depth measurements. Nitric acid is also present in the metal etch solution used for the Aluminum etch procedure.

Atmosphere

A unit of pressure, the pressure that will support a column of mercury 760 mm high at 0 °C.