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The solvent used in the process of elution, as in liquid chromatography.

 

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Rate of Reaction

Change in the concentration of a reactant or product per unit time.

Absorption Spectrum

Spectrum associated with absorption of electromagnetic radiation by atoms (or other species) resulting from transitions from lower to higher energy states. An absorption spectrum is the inverse of an emission spectrum.

Outer Orbital Complex

Valence bond designation for a complex in which the metal ion utilizes d orbitals in the outermost (occupied) shell in hybridization.

Denaturation

A process pertaining to a change in structure of a protein form regular to irregular arrangement of the polypeptide chains.

Radical

An atom or group of atoms that contains one or more unpaired electrons (usually very reactive species)

Colloid

A heterogeneous mixture in which solute-like particles do not settle out.

Binary Acid

A binary compound in which H is bonded to one or more of the more electronegative nonmetals.

Hydrate

A solid compound that contains a definite percentage of bound water.

Electromotive Series

The relative order of tendencies for elements and their simple ions to act as oxidizing or reducing agents, also called the activity series.

Capillary

A tube having a very small inside diameter.