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The breaking up of a compound into separate ions.

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Anode

In a cathode ray tube, the positive electrode. Electrode at which oxidation occurs.

Isomers

Different substances that have the same formula.

Ether

Compound in which an oxygen atom is bonded to two alkyl or two aryl groups, or one alkyl and one aryl group.

Spectator Ions

Ions in a solution that do not participate in a chemical reaction.

Effective Molality

The sum of the molalities of all solute particles in a solution.

ytterbia

Ytterbia is a colorless compound, Yb2O3, used in certain alloys and ceramics. Also known as ytterbium oxide.

Frasch Process

Method by which elemental sulfur is mined or extracted. Sulfur is melted with superheated water (at 170°C under high pressure) and forced to the surface of the earth as a slurry.

 

Molecular Weight

The mass of one molecule of a nonionic substance in atomic mass units.

Semipermable Membrane

A thin partition between two solutions through which certain molecules can pass but others cannot.

Native State

Refers to the occurrence of an element in an uncombined or free state in nature.