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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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Lewis Base

Any species that can make available a share in an electron pair.

Ternary Acid

A ternary compound containing H, O, and another element, often a nonmetal.

Chemical Bonds

The attractive forces that hold atoms together in elements or compounds.

Oxide

A binary compound of oxygen.

Binary Compound

A compound consisting of two elements, may be ionic or covalent.

Paramagnetism

Attraction toward a magnetic field, stronger than diamagnetism, but still weak compared to ferromagnetism.

Transition State Theory

Theory of reaction rates that states that reactants pass through high-energy transition states before forming products.

Half-Reaction

Either the oxidation part or the reduction part of a redox reaction.

Ground State

The lowest energy state or most stable state of an atom, molecule or ion.

Heterocyclic Amine

Amine in which the nitrogen is part of a ring.