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Descibes the quantitative (mass) relationships among elements in compounds.

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Mother Nuclide

Nuclide that undergoes nuclear decay.

Molar Solubility

Number of moles of a solute that dissolve to produce a litre of saturated solution.

Ionization Constant

Equilibrium constant for the ionization of a weak electrolyte.

Neutron

A neutral subatomic particle having a mass of 1.0087 amu.

Nucleus

The very small, very dense, positively charged center of an atom containing protons and neutrons, as well as other subatomic particles.

Dextrorotatory

Refers to an optically active substance that rotates the plane of plane polarized light clockwise, also called dextro.

Dynamic Equilibrium

An equilibrium in which processes occur continuously, with no net change. When two (or more) processes occur at the same rate so that no net change occurs.

xenon trioxide

A colorless, nonvolatile solid, XeO3, explosive when dry: in solution it is called xenic acid.

Galvanizing

Placing a thin layer of zinc on a ferrous material to protect the underlying surface from corrosion.

 

Breeder Reactor

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