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Molecule

The smallest particle of an element or compound capable of a stable, independent existence.

Avogadro's Number

The number (6.022x10^23) of atoms, molecules or particles found in exactly 1 mole of substance.

Faraday

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

Molecular Formula

Formula that indicates the actual number of atoms present in a molecule of a molecular substance.

Dumas Method

A method used to determine the molecular weights of volatile liquids.

Ground State

The lowest energy state or most stable state of an atom, molecule or ion.

Metallic Conduction

Conduction of electrical current through a metal or along a metallic surface.

Oxidation-reduction Reactions

Reactions in which oxidation and reduction occur, also called redox reactions.

Linear Accelerator

A device used for accelerating charged particles along a straight line path.

Boron Hydrides

Binary compounds of boron and hydrogen.