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A substance whose aqueous solutions conduct electricity.

 

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Crystal Field Stabilization Energy

A measure of the net energy of stabilization gained by a metal ion's nonbonding d electrons as a result of complex formation.

Covalent Compounds

Compounds containing predominantly covalent bonds.

Ternary Compound

A compound consisting of three elements, may be ionic or covalent.

Nuclear Fission

The process in which a heavy nucleus splits into nuclei of intermediate masses and one or more protons are emitted.

Ionization Constant

Equilibrium constant for the ionization of a weak electrolyte.

Potential Energy

Energy that matter possesses by virtue of its position, condition or composition.

Heterocyclic Amine

Amine in which the nitrogen is part of a ring.

Central Atom

An atom in a molecule or polyatomic ion that is bonded to more than one other atom.

Downs Cell

Electrolytic cell for the commercial electrolysis of molten sodium chloride. For further information see Electrochemistry or Fuel Cells.

Isomorphous

Refers to crystals having the same atomic arrangement.