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Specific distribution of electrons in atomic orbitals of atoms or ions.

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Ether

Compound in which an oxygen atom is bonded to two alkyl or two aryl groups, or one alkyl and one aryl group.

Single Bond

Covalent bond resulting from the sharing of two electrons (one pair) between two atoms.

Domain

A cluster of atoms in a ferromagnetic substance, all of which align in the same direction in the presence of an external magnetic field.

Biodegradability

The ability of a substance to be broken down into simpler substances by bacteria.

 

Amphiprotism

Ability of a substance to exhibit amphiprotism by accepting donated protons.

Avogadro's Law

At the same temperature and pressure, equal volumes of all gases contain the same number of molecules.

Periodic Table of Elements

An arrangement of elements in order of increasing atomic numbers that also emphasizes periodicity.

Homogeneous Catalyst

A catalyst that exists in the same phase (solid, liquid or gas) as the reactants. The process is called Homogeneous Catalysis.

Degenerate

Of the same energy.

Electrolytic Conduction

Conduction of electrical current by ions through a solution or pure liquid.