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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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Boron Hydrides

Binary compounds of boron and hydrogen.

Photon

A packet of light or electromagnetic radiation, also called quantum of light.

 

Molecular Orbital Theory

A theory of chemical bonding based upon the postulated existence of molecular orbitals.

Hydrogenation

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

Rate of Reaction

Change in the concentration of a reactant or product per unit time.

Electrolytic Conduction

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

xenon tetrafluoride

A colorless, crystalline compound, XeF4, prepared by heating a gaseous mixture of fluorine and xenon.

Sublimation

The direct vaporization of a sold by heating without passing through the liquid state.

Artificial Transmutation

An artificially induced nuclear reaction caused by the bombardment of a nucleus with subatomic particiles or small nucei.

Atmosphere

A unit of pressure, the pressure that will support a column of mercury 760 mm high at 0 °C.