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Covalent Compounds

Compounds containing predominantly covalent bonds.

Net Ionic Equation

Equation that results from canceling spectator ions and eliminating brackets from a total ionic equation.

Homogeneous Equilibria

Equilibria involving only one species in a single phase. For example, all gases, all liquids or all solids.

Partial Pressure

The pressure exerted by one gas in a mixture of gases.

Isomers

Different substances that have the same formula.

Crystalline Solid

A solid characterized by a regular, ordered arrangement of particles.

Saccharic acid

A white, needlelike, crystalline, water-soluble solid or syrup, C6H10O8, usually made by the oxidation of cane sugar, glucose, or starch by nitric acid. Also called "Glucaric acid."

Polyprotic Acid

An Acid that can form two or more hydronium ions per molecule, often a least one step of ionization is weak.

Kinetic-molecular Theory

A theory, that attempts to explain macroscopic observations on gases in microscopic observations on gases in microscopic observations on gases in microscopic or molecular terms.

Rate-determining Step

The slowest step in a mechanism, the step that determines the overall rate of reaction.