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Isomers that result from the interchange of ions inside and outside the coordination sphere.

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Electronic Transition

The transfer of an electron from one energy level to another.

Linear Accelerator

A device used for accelerating charged particles along a straight line path.

Adhesive Forces

Forces of attraction between a liquid and another surface.

Enthalpy

The heat content of a specific amount of substance, defined as E= PV.

Inhibitory Catalyst

An inhibitor, a catalyst that decreases the rate of reaction.

van der Waals' Equation

An equation of state that extends the ideal gas law to real gases by inclusion of two empirically determined parameters, which are different for different gases.

Activity of a component of ideal mixture

A dimensionless quantity whose magnitude is: equal to molar concentration in an ideal solution, equal to partial pressure in an ideal gas mixture, and defined as 1 for pure solids or liquids.

xenon

A heavy, colorless, chemically inactive, monatomic gaseous element used for filling radio, television, and luminescent tubes. Symbol: Xe, at. wt.: 131.30, at. no.: 54.

Chain Termination Step

The combination of two radicals, which removes the reactive species that propagate the change reaction.

K Capture

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