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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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Oxidizing Agent

The substance that oxidizes another substance and is reduced.

Galvanizing

Placing a thin layer of zinc on a ferrous material to protect the underlying surface from corrosion.

 

Cis-Trans Isomerism

A type of geometrical isomerism related to the angles between like ligands.

Acid Anhydride

Compound produced by dehydration of a carbonic acid. General formula is R--C--O--C--R. Chemical compound that reacts with water to form an acid and are usually oxides of nonmetallic elements.

Active Metal

Metal with low ionization energy that loses electrons readily to form cations.

Compound

A substance of two or more elements in fixed proportions. Compounds can be decomposed into their constituent elements.

Low Spin Complex

Crystal field designation for an inner orbital complex, contains electrons paired t2g orbitals before eg orbitals are occupied in octahedral complexes.

Dipole

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

Band

A series of very closely spaced, nearly continuous molecular orbitals that belong to the crystal as a whole.

Law of Conservation of Energy

Energy cannot be created or destroyed, it may be changed from one form to another.