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Two or more forms of atoms of the same element with different masses, atoms containing the same number of protons but different numbers of neutrons.

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Ternary Compound

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

Atomic Number


Integral number of protons in the nucleus, defines the identity of element.
 

Surface Tension

It is the force in dynes acting along the surface of the liquid 1cm in length and perpendicular to it.

Critical Pressure

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

Photon

A packet of light or electromagnetic radiation, also called quantum of light.

 

Electrolysis

Process that occurs in electrolytic cells.

Water Equivalent

The amount of water that would absorb the same amount of heat as the calorimeter per degree temperature increase.

Compound

A substance of two or more elements in fixed proportions. Compounds can be decomposed into their constituent elements.

Saponification

Hydrolysis of esters in the presence of strong soluable bases.

Flotation

Method by which hydrophobic (water-repelling) particles of an ore are separated from hydrophilic (water-attracting) particles of a metallurgical pretreatment process.