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Anion

A negative ion, an atom or goup of atoms that has gained one or more electrons.

 

Nernst Equation

Corrects standard electrode potentials for nonstandard conditions.

Complex Ions

Ions resulting from the formation of coordinate covalent bonds between simple ions and other ions or molecules.

Gel

Colloidal suspension of a solid dispersed in a liquid, a semirigid solid.

Supercooled Liquids

Liquids that, when cooled, apparently solidify but actually continue to flow very slowly under the influence of gravity e.g glass.

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.

Intermolecular Forces

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

Distillation

The separation of a liquid mixture into its components on the basis of differences in boiling points. The process in which components of a mixture are separated by boiling away the more volitile liquid.

Crystalline Solid

A solid characterized by a regular, ordered arrangement of particles.

DP number

The degree of polymerization, the average number of monomer units per polymer unit.