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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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Percent Composition

The mass percent of each element in a compound.

Chain Reaction

A reaction that, once initiated, sustains itself and expands. This is a reaction in which reactive species, such as radicals, are produced in more than one step. These reactive species, radicals, propagate the chain reaction.

 

Insoluble Compound

A very slightly soluble compound.

Bronsted-Lowry Base

A proton acceptor

Hydride

A binary compound of hydrogen.

 

Rate-determining Step

The slowest step in a mechanism, the step that determines the overall rate of reaction.

Coordinate Covalent Bond

A covalent bond in which both shared electrons are donated by the same atom, a bond between a Lewis base and a Lewis acid.

Associated Ions

Short-lived species formed by the collision of dissolved ions of opposite charges.

Molecule

The smallest particle of an element or compound capable of a stable, independent existence.