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A type of geometrical isomerism related to the angles between like ligands.

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Supercooled Liquids

Liquids that, when cooled, apparently solidify but actually continue to flow very slowly under the influence of gravity e.g glass.

Hydride

A binary compound of hydrogen.

 

Polydentate

Refers to ligands with more than one donor atom.

Dermal toxicity

Adverse health effects resulting from skin exposure ot a substance.

Corrosion

Oxidation of metals in the presence of air and moisture.

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.

xylidine

Any of six isomeric compounds that have the formula C8H11N, are derivatives of xylene, and resemble aniline: used in dye manufacture.

Acid Anhydride

Compound produced by dehydration of a carbonic acid. General formula is R--C--O--C--R. Chemical compound that reacts with water to form an acid and are usually oxides of nonmetallic elements.

Hydrogen Bond

A fairly strong dipole-dipole interaction (but still considerably weaker than the covalent or ionic bonds) between molecules containing hydrogen directly bonded to a small, highly electronegative atom, such as N, O, or F.

K Capture

Absorption of a K shell (n=1) electron by a proton as it is converted to a neutron.