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Theory of reaction rates that states that effective collisions between reactant molecules must occur in order for the reaction to occur.

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Homonuclear

Consisting of only one element.

Heavy Water

Water containing deuterium, a heavy isotope of hydrogen.

Chemical Bonds

The attractive forces that hold atoms together in elements or compounds.

Ideal Gas

A hypothetical gas that obeys exactly all postulates of the kinetic-molecular theory.

 

Explosive

A chemical or compound that causes a sudden, almost instantaneous release or pressure, gas, heat and light when subjected to sudden shock, pressure, high temperature or applied potential.

Dermal toxicity

Adverse health effects resulting from skin exposure ot a substance.

Conjugated Double Bonds

Double bonds that are separated from each other by one single bond -C=C-C=C-.

Second Law of Thermodynamics

The universe tends toward a state of greater diorder in spontaneous processes.

Emulsion

Colloidal suspension of a liquid in a liquid.

Valence Bond Theory

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

Electron Deficient Compounds

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

Gel

Colloidal suspension of a solid dispersed in a liquid, a semirigid solid.

Cation

A positive ion, an atom or group of atoms that has lost one or more electrons.

Alkynes

Unsaturated hydrocarbons that contain one or more carbon-carbon triple bonds.

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.

xanthene dye

Any of a group of dyes having a molecular structure related to that of xanthene in which the aromatic (C6H4) groups are the chromophore.

 

Ground State

The lowest energy state or most stable state of an atom, molecule or ion.

Geiger counter

A gas filled tube which discharges electriaclly when ionizing radiation passes through it.

Effective Molality

The sum of the molalities of all solute particles in a solution.

Coordination Sphere

The metal ion and its coordinating ligands but not any uncoordinated counter-ions.