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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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Polarization

The buildup of a product of oxidation or a reduction of an electrode, preventing further reaction.

Crystalline Solid

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

Electrical Conductivity

Ability to conduct electricity.

xylene

Any of three oily, colorless, water-insoluble, flammable, toxic, isomeric liquids, C8H10, of the benzene series, obtained mostly from coal tar: used chiefly in the manufacture of dyes.

Endothermicity

The absorption of heat by a system as the process occurs.

Enthalpy

The heat content of a specific amount of substance, defined as E= PV.

Strong Field Ligand

Ligand that exerts a strong crystal or ligand electrical field and generally forms low spin complexes with metal ions when possible.

Heteronuclear

Consisting of different elements.

Catenation

Bonding of atoms of the same element into chains or rings.
The bonding together of atoms of the same element to form chains.
The ability of an element to bond to itself.

yttrium metal

Any of a subgroup of rare-earth elements, of which the cerium and terbium metals comprise the other two subgroups.