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

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Stoichiometry

Description of the quantitative relationships among elements and compounds as they undergo chemical changes.

Born-Haber Cycle

A series of reactions (and accompanying enthalpy changes) which, when summed, represents the hypothetical one-step reaction by which elements in their standard states are converted into crystals of ionic compounds (and the accompanying enthalpy changes.)

Isomorphous

Refers to crystals having the same atomic arrangement.

Saturated Solution

Solution in which no more solute will dissolve.

Molecular Equation

Equation for a chemical reaction in which all formulas are written as if all substances existed as molecules, only complete formulas are used.

Dextrorotatory

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

Equivalent Weight

An oxidizing or reducing agent, who's mass gains (oxidizing agents) or loses (reducing agents) 6.022 x 1023 electrons in a redox reaction.
The mass of an acid or base that furnishes or reacts with 6.022 x 1023 H3O+ or OH- ions.

Breeder Reactor

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

Polymerization

The combination of many small molecules to form large molecules.

Formula

Combination of symbols that indicates the chemical composition of a substance.