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Isomers in which a particular ligand bonds to a metal ion through different donor atoms.

 

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Inhibitory Catalyst

An inhibitor, a catalyst that decreases the rate of reaction.

Pairing Energy

Energy required to pair two electrons in the same orbital.

Biodegradability

The ability of a substance to be broken down into simpler substances by bacteria.

 

Bond Energy

The amount of energy necessary to break one mole of bonds of a given kind (in gas phase).The amount of energy necessary to break one mole of bonds in a substance, dissociating the sustance in the gaseous state into atoms of its elements in the gaseous state.

Carbanion

An organic ion carrying a negative charge on a carbon atom.

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K Capture

Absorption of a K shell (n=1) electron by a proton as it is converted to a neutron.

Polydentate

Refers to ligands with more than one donor atom.

van der Waals' Equation

An equation of state that extends the ideal gas law to real gases by inclusion of two empirically determined parameters, which are different for different gases.

Proton

A subatomic particle having a mass of 1.0073 amu and a charge of +1, found in thew nuclei of atoms.