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

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Periodic Table

An arrangement of elements in order of increasing atomic numbers that also emphasizes periodicity.

Amphoterism

The ability to react with both acids and bases.Ability of substance to act as either an acid or a base.

Homonuclear

Consisting of only one element.

Alkaline Earth Metals

Group IIA metals

Electron Deficient Compounds

Compounds that contain at least one atom (other than H) that shares fewer than eight electrons.

Saccharide

An organic compound containing a sugar or sugars.

Valence Bond Theory

Assumes that covalent bonds are formed when atomic orbitals on different atoms overlap and the electrons are shared.

Octane Number

A number that indicates how smoothly a gasoline burns.

Compound

A substance of two or more elements in fixed proportions. Compounds can be decomposed into their constituent elements.

xenon

A heavy, colorless, chemically inactive, monatomic gaseous element used for filling radio, television, and luminescent tubes. Symbol: Xe, at. wt.: 131.30, at. no.: 54.