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A measure of the relative tendency of an atom to attract electrons to itself when chemically combined with another atom.

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Displacement Reactions

Reactions in which one element displaces another from a compound.

 

Insoluble Compound

A very slightly soluble compound.

Electronic Transition

The transfer of an electron from one energy level to another.

Cathode

Electrode at which reduction occurs in a cathode ray tube, the negative electrode.

Total Ionic Equation

Equation for a chemical reaction written to show the predominant form of all species in aqueous solution or in contact with water.

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Ionization

In aqueous solution, the process in which a molecular compound reacts with water and forms ions.

Osmotic Pressure

The hydrostatic pressure produced on the surface of a semipermable membrane by osmosis.

Saccharic

of or derived from saccharin or a saccharine substance.

 

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.