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Elements 58 to 71 (after lanthanum).

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Nernst Equation

Corrects standard electrode potentials for nonstandard conditions.

Ferromagnetism

The ability of a substance to become permanently magnetized by exposure to an external magnetic field.

Crystalline Solid

A solid characterized by a regular, ordered arrangement of particles.

Amide

Compound containing the O-C-N group.Compound that can be considered a derivative of ammonia in which one or more hydrogens are replaced by a alkyl or aryl groups.

 

Natural Radioactivity

Spontaneous decomposition of an atom.

Alloying

Mixing of metal with other substances (usually other metals) to modify its properties.

Capillary

A tube having a very small inside diameter.

yield

The quantity of product formed by the interaction of two or more substances, generally expressed as a percentage of the quantity obtained to that theoretically obtainable.

Absolute Zero

The zero point on the absolute temperature scale, -273.15°C or 0 K, theoretically, the temperature at which molecular motion ceases. The concept of an absolute zero temperature was first deduced from experiments with gases. When a fixed volume of gas is cooled, its pressure decreases with its temperature. Absolute zero physically possesses quantum mechanical zero-point energy.

PseudobinaryIonic Compounds

Compounds that contain more than two elements but are named like binary compounds.