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Dynamic Equilibrium

An equilibrium in which processes occur continuously, with no net change. When two (or more) processes occur at the same rate so that no net change occurs.

Exothermic

Describes processes that release heat energy.

Pairing

A favourable interaction of two electrons with opposite m , values in the same orbital.

Specific Heat

The amount of heat required to raise the temperature of one gram of substance one degree Celsius.

Alcohol

Hydrocarbon derivative containing an --OH group attached to a carbon atom not in an aromatic ring. Alcohols are a class of organic compounds containing the hydroxyl group, OH, attached to a carbon atom.

Proton

A subatomic particle having a mass of 1.0073 amu and a charge of +1, found in thew nuclei of atoms.

Dissociation Constant

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

Eutrophication

The undesirable overgrowth of vegetation caused by high concentrates of plant nutrients in bodies of water.

Lewis Acid

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

Cation

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