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The breaking up of a compound into separate ions.

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Metallic Bonding

Bonding within metals due to the electrical attraction of positively charges metal ions for mobile electrons that belong to the crystal as a whole.

Basic Salt

A salt containing an ionizable OH group.

Ampere

Unit of electrical current, one ampere equals one coulomb per second.

 

Atomic Orbital

Region or volume in space in which the probability of finding electrons is highest.

Dissociation

In aqueous solution, the process in which a solid ionic compound separates into its ions.

Hydrolysis

The reaction of a substance with water or its ions.

Enantiomer

One of the two mirror-image forms of an optically active molecule.

Saccharic

of or derived from saccharin or a saccharine substance.

 

Tetrahedral

A term used to describe molecules and polyatomic ions that have one atom in center and four atoms at the corners of a tetrahedron.

Why do copper products change color, and what is the name of the process?

Probably, every person wants to know, why over time the copper turns green and becomes bloomed. This is easy to explain: that film is called patina.