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Compounds containing predominantly ionic bonding.

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Equivalence Point

The point at which chemically equivalent amounts of reactants have reacted.

Critical Pressure

The pressure required to liquefy a gas (vapor) at its critical temperature.

Insulator

Poor electric and heat conductor.

Chain Reaction

A reaction that, once initiated, sustains itself and expands. This is a reaction in which reactive species, such as radicals, are produced in more than one step. These reactive species, radicals, propagate the chain reaction.

 

D-Orbitals

Beginning in the third energy level, aset of five degenerate orbitals per energy level, higher in energy than s and p orbitals of the same energy level.

 

Outer Orbital Complex

Valence bond designation for a complex in which the metal ion utilizes d orbitals in the outermost (occupied) shell in hybridization.

Electron Affinity

The amount of energy absorbed in the process in which an electron is added to a neutral isolated gaseous atom to form a gaseous ion with a 1- charge, has a negative value if energy is released.

K Capture

Absorption of a K shell (n=1) electron by a proton as it is converted to a neutron.

Spectrochemical Series

Arrangement of ligands in order of increasing ligand field strength.

Daughter Nuclide

Nuclide that is produced in a nuclear decay.