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A substance whose aqueous solutions conduct electricity.

 

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Amine Complexes

Complex species that contain ammonia molecules bonded to metal ions.

Solution

Homogeneous mixture of two or more substances.

Dipole

Refers to the separation of charge between two covalently bonded atoms.

Lewis Dot Formula (Electron Dot Formula)

Representation of the core of a molecule, ion or formula unit by showing atomic symbols and only outer shell electrons.

Octane Number

A number that indicates how smoothly a gasoline burns.

Valence Bond Theory

Assumes that covalent bonds are formed when atomic orbitals on different atoms overlap and the electrons are shared.

Ternary Acid

A ternary compound containing H, O, and another element, often a nonmetal.

Polarimeter

A device used to measure optical activity.

Peroxide

A compound containing oxygen in the -1 oxidation state. Metal peroxides contain the peroxide ion, O22

Dumas Method

A method used to determine the molecular weights of volatile liquids.