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Absorption of a K shell (n=1) electron by a proton as it is converted to a neutron.

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Lewis Dot Formula (Electron Dot Formula)

Representation of the core of a molecule, ion or formula unit by showing atomic symbols and only outer shell electrons.

Background Radiation

Ratiation extraneous to an experiment. Usually the low-level natural radiation form cosmic rays and trace radioactive substances present in our environment.

Neutralization

The reaction of an acid with a base to form a salt and water. Usually, the reaction of hydrogen ions with hydrogen ions to form water molecules.

Reversible Reaction

Reactions that do not go to completion and occur in both the forward and reverse direction.

Displacement Reactions

Reactions in which one element displaces another from a compound.

 

Phenol

Hydrocarbon derivative containing an [OH] group bound to an aromatic raing.

 

Downs Cell

Electrolytic cell for the commercial electrolysis of molten sodium chloride. For further information see Electrochemistry or Fuel Cells.

Debye

The unit used to express dipole moments.

Low Spin Complex

Crystal field designation for an inner orbital complex, contains electrons paired t2g orbitals before eg orbitals are occupied in octahedral complexes.