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A series of compounds in which each member differs from the next by a specific number and kind of atoms.

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Linear Accelerator

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

High Spin Complex

Crystal field designation for an outer orbital complex, all t2g and eg orbitals are singly occupied before any pairing occurs.

Fluorescence

Absorption of high energy radiation by a substance and subsequent emission of visible light.

Ferromagnetism

The ability of a substance to become permanently magnetized by exposure to an external magnetic field.

Half-Life

The time required for half of a reactant to be converted into product(s). The time required for half of a given sample to undergo radioactive decay.

Reaction Stoichiometry

Description of the quantitative relationships among substances as they participate in chemical reactions.

Coordination Compound or Complex

A compound containing coordinate covalent bonds.

Oxidation

An algebraic increase in the oxidation number, may correspond to a loss of electrons.

Standard Electrode Potential

By convention, potential, Eo, of a half-reaction as a reduction relative to the standard hydrogen electrode when all species are present at unit activity.

 

Stereoisomers

Isomers that differ only in the way that atoms are oriented in space, consist of geometrical and optical isomers.