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Description of a chemical reaction by placing the formulas of the reactants on the left and the formulas of products on the right of an arrow.

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Mass Spectrometer

An instrument that measures the charge-to-mass ratio of charged particles.

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Hydrogenation

The reaction in which hydrogen adds across a double or triple bond.

Delocalization

Of electrons, refers to bonding electrons that are distributed among more than two atoms that are bonded together, occurs in species that exhibit resonance.
The formation of a set of molecular orbitals that extend over more than two atoms, important in species that valence bond theory describes in terms of resonance.

Stereoisomers

Isomers that differ only in the way that atoms are oriented in space, consist of geometrical and optical isomers.

 

Breeder Reactor

A nuclear reactor that produces more fissionable nuclear fuel than it consumes.

Molality

Concentration expressed as number of moles of solute per kilogram of solvent.

Weak Field Ligand

A Ligand that exerts a weak crystal or ligand field and ge- nerally forms high spin complexes with metals.

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Half-Life

The time required for half of a reactant to be converted into product(s). The time required for half of a given sample to undergo radioactive decay.