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Describes processes that absorb heat energy.

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Geiger counter

A gas filled tube which discharges electriaclly when ionizing radiation passes through it.

Electroplating

Plating a metal onto a (cathodic) surface by electrolysis.

Nonelectrolyte

A substance whose aqueous solutions do not conduct electricity.

Cis-Trans Isomerism

A type of geometrical isomerism related to the angles between like ligands.

xenon trioxide

A colorless, nonvolatile solid, XeO3, explosive when dry: in solution it is called xenic acid.

Acyl Group

Compound derived from a carbonic acid by replacing the --OH group with a halogen (X), usually --Cl, general formula is O R--C--X.

Octahedral

A term used to describe molecules and polyatomic ions that have one atom in the center and six atoms at the corners of a octahedron.

xylene

Any of three oily, colorless, water-insoluble, flammable, toxic, isomeric liquids, C8H10, of the benzene series, obtained mostly from coal tar: used chiefly in the manufacture of dyes.

Intermolecular Forces

Forces between individual particles (atoms, molecules, ions) of a substance.

Film badge

A small patch of photographic film worn on clothing to detect and measure accumulated incident ionizing radiation.