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Dispersed Phase

The solute-like species in a colloid.

Homogeneous Equilibria

Equilibria involving only one species in a single phase. For example, all gases, all liquids or all solids.

Atomic Radius

Radius of an atom.

Enthalpy

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

Saccharic acid

A white, needlelike, crystalline, water-soluble solid or syrup, C6H10O8, usually made by the oxidation of cane sugar, glucose, or starch by nitric acid. Also called "Glucaric acid."

Daughter Nuclide

Nuclide that is produced in a nuclear decay.

 

Calorimeter

A device used to measure the heat transfer between system and surroundings.

Atomic Mass Unit (amu)

One twelfth of a mass of an atom of the carbon-12 isotope, a unit used for stating atomic and formula weights, also called dalton.

Nucleons

Particles comprising the nucleus, protons and neutrons.

Isomorphous

Refers to crystals having the same atomic arrangement.