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A Lewis base in a coordination compound.

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Solvolysis

The reaction of a substance with the solvent in which it is dissolved.

Physical Change

A change in which a substance changes from one physical state to another but no substances with different composition are formed. Example Gas to Liquid - Solid.

 

D-Orbitals

Beginning in the third energy level, aset of five degenerate orbitals per energy level, higher in energy than s and p orbitals of the same energy level.

 

Salt Bridge

A U-shaped tube containing electrolyte, which connects two half-cells of a voltaic cell.

Equilibrium or Chemical Equilibrium

A state of dynamic balance in which the rates of forward and reverse reactions are equal, the state of a system when neither forward or reverse reaction is thermodynamically favored.

Pairing

A favourable interaction of two electrons with opposite m , values in the same orbital.

Artificial Transmutation

An artificially induced nuclear reaction caused by the bombardment of a nucleus with subatomic particiles or small nucei.

Capillary

A tube having a very small inside diameter.

Radioactivity

The spontaneous disintegration of atomic nuclei.

Specific Gravity

The ratio of the density of a substance to the density of water.