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Refers to an optically active substance that rotates the plane of plane polarized light counterclockwise, also called levo.

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Doublet

Two peaks or bands of about equal intensity appearing close together on a spectrogram.

Oxide

A binary compound of oxygen.

Mechanism

The sequence of steps by which reactants are converted into products.

Ligand

A Lewis base in a coordination compound.

xenon

A heavy, colorless, chemically inactive, monatomic gaseous element used for filling radio, television, and luminescent tubes. Symbol: Xe, at. wt.: 131.30, at. no.: 54.

Denaturation

A process pertaining to a change in structure of a protein form regular to irregular arrangement of the polypeptide chains.

Alkynes

Unsaturated hydrocarbons that contain one or more carbon-carbon triple bonds.

Free Energy Change

The indicator of spontaneity of a process at constnt T and P. If delta-G is negative, the process is spontaneous.

Thermal Cracking

Decomposition by heating a substance in the presence of a catalyst and in the absence of air.

 

Square Planar Complex

Complex in which the metal is in the center of a square plane, with ligand donor atoms at each of the four corners.