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A ligand atom whose electrons are shared with a Lewis acid.

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Metal

An element below and to the left of the stepwise division (metalloids) in the upper right corner of the periodic table, about 80% of the known elements are metals.

Hydrogenation

The reaction in which hydrogen adds across a double or triple bond.

Dosimeter

A small, calibrated electroscope worn by laboratory personnel and designated to detect and measure incident ionizing radiation or chemical exposure.

Derivative

A compound that can be imagined to arise from a partent compound by replacement of one atom with another atom or group of atoms. Used extensively in orgainic chemistry to assist in identifying compounds.

Thermodynamics

The study of the energy transfers accompanying physical and chemical processes.

Fluids

Substances that flow freely, gases and liquids.

S Orbital

A spherically symmetrical atomic orbital, one per energy level.

Lewis Acid

Any species that can accept a share in an electron pair.

Can water burn?

It’s known that water consists of atoms of molecules of oxygen and hydrogen. Since any compound with oxygen indicates the ability of the substance to burn, water is no exception. Thus, water has a surprising property of already "burnt out" compound.

Electronic Transition

The transfer of an electron from one energy level to another.