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

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Chemical Bonds

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

Nitric Acid

HNO3: A strong acid, it is toxic and can cause severe burns. Transparent colorless or yellowish, fuming, suffocating, caustic and corrosive liquid. Nitric acid boiling point is 83C. A 70 percent solution is used in the S.S.E. laboratory for junction depth measurements. Nitric acid is also present in the metal etch solution used for the Aluminum etch procedure.

Standard Entropy

The absolute entropy of a substance in its standard state at 298 K.

Salicylate

A salt or ester of salicylic acid.

Homogeneous Equilibria

Equilibria involving only one species in a single phase. For example, all gases, all liquids or all solids.

Tyndall Effect

The scattering of light by colloidal particles.

Coordination Sphere

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

xanthene dye

Any of a group of dyes having a molecular structure related to that of xanthene in which the aromatic (C6H4) groups are the chromophore.

 

Metal

An element below and to the left of the stepwise division (metalloids) in the upper right corner of the periodic table, about 80% of the known elements are metals.

Spectrochemical Series

Arrangement of ligands in order of increasing ligand field strength.