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Valence bond designation for a complex in which the metal ion utilizes d orbitals for one shell inside the outermost occupied shell in its hybridization.

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Rate-determining Step

The slowest step in a mechanism, the step that determines the overall rate of reaction.

Electron Configuration

Specific distribution of electrons in atomic orbitals of atoms or ions.

Coordination Number

In describing crystals, the number of nearest neighbours of an atom or ion. The number of donor atoms coordinated to a metal.

Chemical Equilibrium

A state of dynamic balance in which the rates of forward and reverse reactions are equal, there is no net change in concentrations of reactants or products while a system is at equilibrium.

Law of Conservation of Matter and Energy

The total amount of matter and energy available in the universe is fixed.

Enantiomer

One of the two mirror-image forms of an optically active molecule.

Dissociation Constant

Equilibrium constant that applies to the dissociation of a comples ion into a simple ion and coordinating species (ligands).

London Forces

Very weak and very short-range attractive forces between short-lived temporary (induced) dipoles, also called dispersion Forces.

Aufbau ('building up') Principle

Describes the order in which electrons fill orbitals in atoms.

xylose

A colorless, crystalline pentose sugar, C5H10O5, derived from xylan, straw, corncobs, etc., by treating with heated dilute sulfuric acid, and dehydrating to furfural if stronger acid is used.