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An isotope of hydrogen whose atoms are twice as massive as ordinary hydrogen,deuterion atoms contain both a proton and a neutron in the nucleus.

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Saponification

Hydrolysis of esters in the presence of strong soluable bases.

Flammable

A liquid as defined by NFPD and DOT as having a flash point below 37.8°C (100°F).

Basic Anhydride

The oxide of a metal that reacts with water to form a base.

Ioniztion

The breaking up of a compound into separate ions.

Amine Complexes

Complex species that contain ammonia molecules bonded to metal ions.

Mass Deficiency

The amount of matter that would be converted into energy if an atom were formed from constituent particles.

Polarization

The buildup of a product of oxidation or a reduction of an electrode, preventing further reaction.

Line Spectrum

An atomic emission or absorption spectrum.

Electrophile

Positively charged or electron-deficient.

Crystal Field Theory

Theory of bonding in transition metal complexes in which ligands and metal ions are treated as point charges, a purely ionic model, ligand point charges represent the crystal (electrical) field perturbing the metal?s d orbitals containing nonbonding electrons.