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Boyle's Law

At constant temperature the volume occupied by a definite mass of a gas is inversely proportional to the applied pressure.

Amphiprotism

Ability of a substance to exhibit amphiprotism by accepting donated protons.

Evaporization

Vaporization of a liquid below its boiling point.

Single Bond

Covalent bond resulting from the sharing of two electrons (one pair) between two atoms.

Conformations

Structures of a compound that differ by the extent of rotation about a single bond.

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.

Tyndall Effect

The scattering of light by colloidal particles.

Carbonium ion

An orgainic ion carrying a positive charge on a carbon atom.

pH

Negative logarithm of the concentration (mol/L) of the H3O+[H+] ion, scale is commonly used over a range 0 to 14.

Faraday

One faraday of electricity corresponds to the charge on 6.022 x 1023 electrons, or 96,487.301 coulombs.