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The reaction of a substance with water or its ions.

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Half-Reaction

Either the oxidation part or the reduction part of a redox reaction.

Reactants

Substances consumed in a chemical reaction.

Alpha (a) Particle

Helium ion with 2+ charge, an assembly of two protons and two neutrons.

Coke

An impure form of carbon obtained by destructive distillation of coal or petroleum.

Dispersed Phase

The solute-like species in a colloid.

Temperature

A measure of the intensity of heat, i.e. the hotness or coldness of a sample. or object.

Quantum Numbers

Numbers that describe the energies of electrons in atoms, derived from quantum mechanical treatment.

Matter

Anything that has mass and occupies space.

Effective Collisons

Collision between molecules resulting in a reaction, one in which the molecules collide with proper relative orientations and sufficient energy to react.

 

Meniscus

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