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ytterbia

Ytterbia is a colorless compound, Yb2O3, used in certain alloys and ceramics. Also known as ytterbium oxide.

Solvent

The dispersing medium of a solution.

Formula Weight

The mass of one formula unit of a substance in atomic mass units.

 

Alkyl Group

A group of atoms derived from an alkane by the removal of one hydrogen atom.

Primary Voltaic Cells

Voltaic cells that cannot be recharged, no further chemical reaction is possible once the reactants are consumed.

S Orbital

A spherically symmetrical atomic orbital, one per energy level.

xylan

The pentosan occurring in woody tissue that hydrolyzes to xylose: used as a source of furfural.

Weak Field Ligand

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

Valence Shell Electron Pair Repulsion Theory

Assumes that electron pairs are arranged around the central element of a molecule or polyatomic ion so that there is maximum separation (and minimum repulsion) among regions of high electron density.

 

Rate of Reaction

Change in the concentration of a reactant or product per unit time.