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

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Carbonium ion

An orgainic ion carrying a positive charge on a carbon atom.

Atom

The smallest particle of an element.

Standard Molar Enthalphy of Formation

The amount of heat absorbed in the formation of one mole of a substance in a specified state from its elements in their standard states.

Alloying

Mixing of metal with other substances (usually other metals) to modify its properties.

Heat Capacity

The amount of heat required to raise the temperature of a body (of any mass) one degree Celsius.

20 interesting chemistry facts

20 interesting chemistry facts.

Boiling Point Elevation

The increase in the boiling point of a solvent caused by the dissolution of a nonvolatile solute.

Equilibrium Constant

A quantity that characterizes the position of equilibrium for a reversible reaction, its magnitude is equal to the mass action expression at equilibrium. K varies with temperature.

Cathode Ray Tube

Closed glass tube containing a gas under low pressure, with electrodes near the ends and a luminescent screen at the end near the positive electrode, produces cathode rays when high voltage is applied.

Secondary Standard

A solution that has been titrated against a primary standard. A standard solution is a secondary standard.