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

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Polymer

A large molecule consisting of chains or rings of linked monomer units, usually characterized by high melting and boiling points.

Inner Orbital Complex

Valence bond designation for a complex in which the metal ion utilizes d orbitals for one shell inside the outermost occupied shell in its hybridization.

Continuous Spectrum

Spectrum that contains all wave-lengths in a specified region of the electromagnetic spectrum.

Chemical Hygiene Plan (CHP)

A written program developed and implemented by an employer designating proceedures, equipment, personal protective equipment, and work practices that are capable of protecting employees from the health hazards presented by hazardous chemicals usid in that particular workplace.

Dermal toxicity

Adverse health effects resulting from skin exposure ot a substance.

Overlap

The interaction of orbitals on different atoms in the same region of space.

Ketone

Compound in which a carbonyl group is bound to two alkyl or two aryl groups, or to one alkyl and one aryl group.

Polarimeter

A device used to measure optical activity.

Activation Energy

Amount of energy that must be absorbed by reactants in their ground states to reach the transition state so that a reaction can occur. In other words, activation energy is the minimum energy required for a chemical reaction to occur.

Capillary

A tube having a very small inside diameter.