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An equation that describes the behavior of matter in a given state, the van der Waals equation describes the behavior of the gaseous state.

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Alkenes (Olefins)

Unsaturated hydrocarbons that contain one or more carbon-carbon double bonds.

Extensive Property

A property that depends upon the amount of material in a sample.

Anode

In a cathode ray tube, the positive electrode. Electrode at which oxidation occurs.

Inner Orbital Complex

Valence bond designation for a complex in which the metal ion utilizes d orbitals for one shell inside the outermost occupied shell in its hybridization.

Raoult's Law

The vapor pressure of a solvent in an ideal solution decreases as its mole fraction decreases.

Amorphous Solid

A noncrystalline solid with no well-defined ordered structure.

Semiconductor

A substance that does not conduct electricity at low temperatures but does so at higher temperatures.

Titration

A Procedure in which one solution is added to another solution until the chemical reaction between the two solutes is complete, the concentration of one solution is known and that of the other is unknown.

 

Band of Stability

Band containing nonradioactive nuclides in a plot of number of neutrons versus atomic number.

Collision Theory

Theory of reaction rates that states that effective collisions between reactant molecules must occur in order for the reaction to occur.