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Refers to the separation of charge between two covalently bonded atoms.

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Solvent

The dispersing medium of a solution.

Linear Accelerator

A device used for accelerating charged particles along a straight line path.

Spectator Ions

Ions in a solution that do not participate in a chemical reaction.

Electrolysis

Process that occurs in electrolytic cells.

Ternary Compound

A compound consisting of three elements, may be ionic or covalent.

Octahedral

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

Activity of a component of ideal mixture

A dimensionless quantity whose magnitude is: equal to molar concentration in an ideal solution, equal to partial pressure in an ideal gas mixture, and defined as 1 for pure solids or liquids.

Primary Voltaic Cells

Voltaic cells that cannot be recharged, no further chemical reaction is possible once the reactants are consumed.

London Forces

Very weak and very short-range attractive forces between short-lived temporary (induced) dipoles, also called dispersion Forces.

Eutrophication

The undesirable overgrowth of vegetation caused by high concentrates of plant nutrients in bodies of water.