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A catalyst that exists in the same phase (solid, liquid or gas) as the reactants. The process is called Homogeneous Catalysis.

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Meniscus

The shape assumed by the surface of a liquid in a cylindrical container.

Linkage Isomers

Isomers in which a particular ligand bonds to a metal ion through different donor atoms.

 

Electronegativity

A measure of the relative tendency of an atom to attract electrons to itself when chemically combined with another atom.

Electrolyte

A substance whose aqueous solutions conduct electricity.

 

Polyprotic Acid

An Acid that can form two or more hydronium ions per molecule, often a least one step of ionization is weak.

Isomorphous

Refers to crystals having the same atomic arrangement.

Nernst Equation

Corrects standard electrode potentials for nonstandard conditions.

Homogeneous Mixture

A mixture which has uniform composition and properties throughout.

Curie (Ci)

The basic unit used to describe the intensity of radioactivity in a sample of material. One curie equals 37 billion disintegrations per second or approximately the amount of radioactivty given off by 1 gram of radium.

Alcohol

Hydrocarbon derivative containing an --OH group attached to a carbon atom not in an aromatic ring. Alcohols are a class of organic compounds containing the hydroxyl group, OH, attached to a carbon atom.