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Effect by which all acids stronger than the acid that is characteristic of the solvent react with solvent to produce that acid, similar statement applies to bases. The strongest acid (base) that can exist in a given solvent is the acid (base) characteristic of the solvent.

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The capacity to do work or transfer heat.

Square Planar

A term used to describe molecules and polyatomic ions that have one atom in the center and four atoms at the corners of a square.

Tyndall Effect

The scattering of light by colloidal particles.

Coordination Sphere

The metal ion and its coordinating ligands but not any uncoordinated counter-ions.

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Chemical Periodicity

The variations in properties of elements with their position in the periodic table.

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An impure form of carbon obtained by destructive distillation of coal or petroleum.

Lewis Acid

Any species that can accept a share in an electron pair.

ytterbia

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

Oxidation

An algebraic increase in the oxidation number, may correspond to a loss of electrons.