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The prefix used to indicate that groups are located on the same side of a bon about which rotation is restricted.

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Quantum Mechanics

Mathematical method of treating particles on the basis of quantum theory, which assumes that energy (of small particles) is not infinitely divisible.

Spectrochemical Series

Arrangement of ligands in order of increasing ligand field strength.

Covalent Compounds

Compounds containing predominantly covalent bonds.

Electroplating

Plating a metal onto a (cathodic) surface by electrolysis.

Matter

Anything that has mass and occupies space.

Magnetic Quantum Number (mc)

Quantum mechanical solution to a wave equation that designates the particular orbital within a given set (s, p, d, f ) in which a electron resides.

Energy

The capacity to do work or transfer heat.

Nucleons

Particles comprising the nucleus, protons and neutrons.

Substance

Any kind of matter all specimens of which have the same chemical composition and physical properties.

 

xanthate

A salt or ester of xanthic acid. Many xanthates have a yellow color. Xanthates are used as flotation agents in mineral processing.