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

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Dextrorotatory

Refers to an optically active substance that rotates the plane of plane polarized light clockwise, also called dextro.

Crystal Field Theory

Theory of bonding in transition metal complexes in which ligands and metal ions are treated as point charges, a purely ionic model, ligand point charges represent the crystal (electrical) field perturbing the metal?s d orbitals containing nonbonding electrons.

Method of Initial Rates

Method of determining the rate-law expression by carrying out a reaction with different initial concentrations and analyzing the resultant changes in initial rates.

Endothermic

Describes processes that absorb heat energy.

Solvolysis

The reaction of a substance with the solvent in which it is dissolved.

Electrolyte

A substance whose aqueous solutions conduct electricity.

 

Designated area

An area that may be used for work with carcinogens, reproductive toxins, or substances that have a high degree of acute toxicity. A designated area may be the entire laboratory, an area of a laboratory, or a device such as a laboratory hood.

Optical Activity

The rotation of plane polarized light by one of a pair of optical isomers.

 

Freezing Point Depression

The decrease in the freezing point of a solvent caused by the presence of a solute.ing Point

Buret

A piece of volumetric glassware, usually graduated in 0.1-mL intervals, that is used to deliver solutions to be used in titrations in a quantitative (dropwise) manner.