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The solvent-like phase in a colloid.

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Thermal Cracking

Decomposition by heating a substance in the presence of a catalyst and in the absence of air.

 

Cation

A positive ion, an atom or group of atoms that has lost one or more electrons.

Law of Combining Volumes (Gay-Lussac's Law)

At constant temperature and pressure, the volumes of reacting gases (and any gaseous products) can be expressed as ratios of small whole numbers.

 

Three ways to make patina at home

The first way is ammonia patination. To do this, take a plastic container. Put a couple of paper or ordinary towels at the bottom. Moisten them with ammonia. Then sprinkle with large table salt.

Nonbonding Orbital

A molecular orbital derived only from an atomic orbital of one atom, lends neither stability nor instability to a molecule or ion when populated with electrons.

Entropy

A thermodynamic state or property that measures the degree of disorder or randomness of a system.

Miscibility

The ability of one liquid to mix with (dissolve in) another liquid.

Viscosity

Resistance offered by the molecules of a liquid to flow is termed as viscosity.

London Forces

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

Mixture

A sample of matter composed of two or more substances, each of which retains its identity and properties.