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An atomic emission or absorption spectrum.

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Adhesive Forces

Forces of attraction between a liquid and another surface.

Gangue

Sand, rock, and other impurities surrounding the mineral of interest in an ore.

Amide

Compound containing the O-C-N group.Compound that can be considered a derivative of ammonia in which one or more hydrogens are replaced by a alkyl or aryl groups.

 

Atomic Radius

Radius of an atom.

Aromatic Hydrocarbons

Benzene and its derivatives.

Magnetic Quantum Number (mc)

Quantum mechanical solution to a wave equation that designates the particular orbital within a given set (s, p, d, f ) in which a electron resides.

Anion

A negative ion, an atom or goup of atoms that has gained one or more electrons.

 

Diamagnetism

Weak repulsion by a magnetic field.

xanthate

A salt or ester of xanthic acid. Many xanthates have a yellow color. Xanthates are used as flotation agents in mineral processing.

Chemical Bonds

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