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Isomers

Different substances that have the same formula.

Critical Point

The combination of critical temperature and critical pressure of a substance.

Control Rods

Rods of materials such as cadmium or boron steel that act as neutron obsorbers (not merely moderaters) used in nuclear reactors to control neutron fluxes and therfore rates of fission.

Eluant or eluent

The solvent used in the process of elution, as in liquid chromatography.

 

Binary Acid

A binary compound in which H is bonded to one or more of the more electronegative nonmetals.

Low Spin Complex

Crystal field designation for an inner orbital complex, contains electrons paired t2g orbitals before eg orbitals are occupied in octahedral complexes.

Standard Entropy

The absolute entropy of a substance in its standard state at 298 K.

Nonbonding Orbital

A molecular orbital derived only from an atomic orbital of one atom, lends neither stability nor instability to a molecule or ion when populated with electrons.

Solvolysis

The reaction of a substance with the solvent in which it is dissolved.

Alloying

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