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Equilibrium constant that applies to the dissociation of a comples ion into a simple ion and coordinating species (ligands).

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Conformations

Structures of a compound that differ by the extent of rotation about a single bond.

Coke

An impure form of carbon obtained by destructive distillation of coal or petroleum.

Ionization Constant

Equilibrium constant for the ionization of a weak electrolyte.

xylic acid

Any of six colorless, crystalline, isomeric acids having the formula C9H10O2, derived from xylene.

xenon

A heavy, colorless, chemically inactive, monatomic gaseous element used for filling radio, television, and luminescent tubes. Symbol: Xe, at. wt.: 131.30, at. no.: 54.

Enthalpy

The heat content of a specific amount of substance, defined as E= PV.

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.

Homogeneous Catalyst

A catalyst that exists in the same phase (solid, liquid or gas) as the reactants. The process is called Homogeneous Catalysis.

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Geometrical Isomers

Compounds with different arrangements of groups on either side of a bond with restricted rotation, such as a double bond or a single bond in a ring, for example cis-trans isomers of certain alkenes. Stereoisomers that are not mirror images of each other, also known as position isomers.