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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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Ether

Compound in which an oxygen atom is bonded to two alkyl or two aryl groups, or one alkyl and one aryl group.

Activity Series

A listing of metals (and hydrogen) in order of decreasing activity.

Chemical Bonds

The attractive forces that hold atoms together in elements or compounds.

Carbonium ion

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

K Capture

Absorption of a K shell (n=1) electron by a proton as it is converted to a neutron.

Nuclear Binding Energy

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

 

Equivalence Point

The point at which chemically equivalent amounts of reactants have reacted.

Tetrahedral

A term used to describe molecules and polyatomic ions that have one atom in center and four atoms at the corners of a tetrahedron.

Daughter Nuclide

Nuclide that is produced in a nuclear decay.

 

Homonuclear

Consisting of only one element.