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Collision between molecules resulting in a reaction, one in which the molecules collide with proper relative orientations and sufficient energy to react.

 

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Displacement Reactions

Reactions in which one element displaces another from a compound.

 

Ore

A natural deposit containing a mineral of an element to be extracted.

Ionization

In aqueous solution, the process in which a molecular compound reacts with water and forms ions.

Dosimeter

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

Formula

Combination of symbols that indicates the chemical composition of a substance.

 

Frequency

The number of repeating corresponding points on a wave that pass a given observation point per unit time.

Plasma

A physical state of matter which exists at extremely high temperatures in which all molecules are dissociated and most atoms are ionized.

Dissociation Constant

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

Vapor

A gas formed by boiling or evaporating a liquid.

yield

The quantity of product formed by the interaction of two or more substances, generally expressed as a percentage of the quantity obtained to that theoretically obtainable.