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The solute-like species in a colloid.

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Square Planar Complex

Complex in which the metal is in the center of a square plane, with ligand donor atoms at each of the four corners.

Formula

Combination of symbols that indicates the chemical composition of a substance.

 

Composition Stoichiometry

Descibes the quantitative (mass) relationships among elements in compounds.

Kinetic-molecular Theory

A theory, that attempts to explain macroscopic observations on gases in microscopic observations on gases in microscopic observations on gases in microscopic or molecular terms.

Ligand

A Lewis base in a coordination compound.

Group

A vertical column in the periodic table, also called a family.

Noble Gases (Rare Gases)

Elements of the periodic Group 0, also called rare gases, formerly called inert gases, He,Ne,Ar, Kr, Xe, Rn.

Nuclear Binding Energy

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

 

ytterbium

A rare metallic element found in gadolinite and forming compounds resembling those of yttrium. Symbol: Yb, at. wt.: 173.04, at. no.: 70, sp. gr.: 6.96. Cf."rare-earth element."

 

Ionic Compounds

Compounds containing predominantly ionic bonding.