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Isomers involving exchanges of ligands between complex cation and complex anion of the same compound.

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xylose

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Ore

A natural deposit containing a mineral of an element to be extracted.

Isomorphous

Refers to crystals having the same atomic arrangement.

Fuel Cells

Voltaic cells in which the reactants (usually gases) are supplied continuously.
A voltaic cell that converts the chemical energy of a fuel and an oxidizing agent directly into electriacl energy on a continuous basis.

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Covalent bond in which electron density is symmetrically distributed.

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A number that indicates how smoothly a gasoline burns.

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A solution that obeys Raoult's Law exactly.