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A unit of energy in the SI system. One joule is 1 kg. m2/s2 which is also 0.2390 calorie.

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Dipole

Refers to the separation of charge between two covalently bonded atoms.

Nernst Equation

Corrects standard electrode potentials for nonstandard conditions.

Endothermic

Describes processes that absorb heat energy.

Conduction Band

A partially filled band or a band of vacant energy levels just higher in energy than a filled band, a band within which, or into which, electrons must be promoted to allow electrical conduction to occur in a solid.

Saccharide

An organic compound containing a sugar or sugars.

Evaporization

Vaporization of a liquid below its boiling point.

Weak Field Ligand

A Ligand that exerts a weak crystal or ligand field and ge- nerally forms high spin complexes with metals.

Optical Isomers

Stereoisomers that differ only by being nonsuperimposable mirror images of each other, like right and left hands, also called enantiomers.

Solubility Product Constant

Equilibrium constant that applies to the dissolution of a slightly soluble compound.

Bronsted-Lowry Base

A proton acceptor