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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.

Critical Point

The combination of critical temperature and critical pressure of a substance.

Corrosion

Oxidation of metals in the presence of air and moisture.

Ideal Solution

A solution that obeys Raoult's Law exactly.

Daughter Nuclide

Nuclide that is produced in a nuclear decay.

 

Cathode Ray Tube

Closed glass tube containing a gas under low pressure, with electrodes near the ends and a luminescent screen at the end near the positive electrode, produces cathode rays when high voltage is applied.

Insulator

Poor electric and heat conductor.

xenon trioxide

A colorless, nonvolatile solid, XeO3, explosive when dry: in solution it is called xenic acid.

Specific Heat

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

Electronic Geometry

The geometric arrangement of orbitals containing the shared and unshared electron pairs surrounding the central atom of a molecule or polyatomic ion.