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The breaking up of a compound into separate ions.

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Neutron

A neutral subatomic particle having a mass of 1.0087 amu.

Pairing

A favourable interaction of two electrons with opposite m , values in the same orbital.

Reaction Ratio

The relative amounts of reactants and products involved in a reaction, maybe the ratio of moles. millimoles, or masses.

 

Activation Energy

Amount of energy that must be absorbed by reactants in their ground states to reach the transition state so that a reaction can occur. In other words, activation energy is the minimum energy required for a chemical reaction to occur.

Periodic Law

The properties of the elements are periodic functions of their atomic numbers.

Catenation

Bonding of atoms of the same element into chains or rings.
The bonding together of atoms of the same element to form chains.
The ability of an element to bond to itself.

Heterocyclic Amine

Amine in which the nitrogen is part of a ring.

Binary Compound

A compound consisting of two elements, may be ionic or covalent.

Film badge

A small patch of photographic film worn on clothing to detect and measure accumulated incident ionizing radiation.

Hydrocarbons

Compounds that contain only carbon and hydrogen.