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The absorption of heat by a system as the process occurs.

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Law of Conservation of Energy

Energy cannot be created or destroyed, it may be changed from one form to another.

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A written program developed and implemented by an employer designating proceedures, equipment, personal protective equipment, and work practices that are capable of protecting employees from the health hazards presented by hazardous chemicals usid in that particular workplace.

Central Atom

An atom in a molecule or polyatomic ion that is bonded to more than one other atom.

Homonuclear

Consisting of only one element.

Plasma

A physical state of matter which exists at extremely high temperatures in which all molecules are dissociated and most atoms are ionized.

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.

Manometer

A two-armed barometer.

Leclanche Cell

A common type of dry cell.

Water Equivalent

The amount of water that would absorb the same amount of heat as the calorimeter per degree temperature increase.

xenon tetrafluoride

A colorless, crystalline compound, XeF4, prepared by heating a gaseous mixture of fluorine and xenon.