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A solid compound that contains a definite percentage of bound water.

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Basic Anhydride

The oxide of a metal that reacts with water to form a base.

Solution

Homogeneous mixture of two or more substances.

Semipermable Membrane

A thin partition between two solutions through which certain molecules can pass but others cannot.

Periodic Table

An arrangement of elements in order of increasing atomic numbers that also emphasizes periodicity.

Colligative Properties

Physical properties of solutions that depend upon the number but not the kind of solute particles present.

Isomorphous

Refers to crystals having the same atomic arrangement.

Photon

A packet of light or electromagnetic radiation, also called quantum of light.

 

Beta Particle

Electron emitted from the nucleus when a neuton decays to a proton and an electron.

Osmosis

The process by which solvent molecules pass through a semipermable membrane from a dilute solution into a more concentrated solution.

 

Dipole

Refers to the separation of charge between two covalently bonded atoms.