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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.

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Net Ionic Equation

Equation that results from canceling spectator ions and eliminating brackets from a total ionic equation.

xylan

The pentosan occurring in woody tissue that hydrolyzes to xylose: used as a source of furfural.

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.

Ion Product for Water

Equilibrium constant for the ionization of water, Kw = [H3O+][OH-] =1.00 x 10-14 at 25 °C.

Nernst Equation

Corrects standard electrode potentials for nonstandard conditions.

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Solvolysis

The reaction of a substance with the solvent in which it is dissolved.

Electrolytic Conduction

Conduction of electrical current by ions through a solution or pure liquid.

Kinetic Energy

Energy that matter processes by virtue of its motion.

Ion

An atom or a group of atoms that carries an electric charge.