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A measure of the net energy of stabilization gained by a metal ion's nonbonding d electrons as a result of complex formation.

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Solvolysis

The reaction of a substance with the solvent in which it is dissolved.

Proton

A subatomic particle having a mass of 1.0073 amu and a charge of +1, found in thew nuclei of atoms.

Free Energy, Gibbs Free Energy

The thermodynamic state function of a system that indicates the amount of energy available for the system to do useful work at constant T and P.

Condensed States

The solid and liquid states.

History of fireworks

There is an assumption that the history of fireworks started in China, about 2000 years ago. It is possible that the Chinese accidentally discovered explosions by burning bamboo canes.

Fat

Solid triester of glycerol and (mostly) saturated fatty acids.

Thermodynamics

The study of the energy transfers accompanying physical and chemical processes.

Neutralization

The reaction of an acid with a base to form a salt and water. Usually, the reaction of hydrogen ions with hydrogen ions to form water molecules.

Nuclear Binding Energy

Energy equivalent of the mass deficiency, energy released in the formation of an atom from the subatomic particles.

 

Osmotic Pressure

The hydrostatic pressure produced on the surface of a semipermable membrane by osmosis.