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The solute-like species in a colloid.

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Capillary Action

The drawing of a liquid up the inside of a small-bore tube when adhesive forces exceed cohesive forces, or the depression of the surface of the liquid when cohesive forces exceed the adhesive forces.

Born-Haber Cycle

A series of reactions (and accompanying enthalpy changes) which, when summed, represents the hypothetical one-step reaction by which elements in their standard states are converted into crystals of ionic compounds (and the accompanying enthalpy changes.)

Frequency

The number of repeating corresponding points on a wave that pass a given observation point per unit time.

Molarity

Number of moles of solute per litre of solution.

Band of Stability

Band containing nonradioactive nuclides in a plot of number of neutrons versus atomic number.

Solubility Product Constant

Equilibrium constant that applies to the dissolution of a slightly soluble compound.

Ionic Bonding

Chemical bonding resulting from the transfer of one or more electrons from one atom or a group of atoms to another.

Polydentate

Refers to ligands with more than one donor atom.

ytterbia

Ytterbia is a colorless compound, Yb2O3, used in certain alloys and ceramics. Also known as ytterbium oxide.

Interesting facts about metals

Metals have been used by people since ancient times. All the time the process of obtaining them was improved, useful alloys of various metals appeared. Let’s look at interesting facts about metals.