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

 

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Ionization

In aqueous solution, the process in which a molecular compound reacts with water and forms ions.

Differential Thermometer

A thermometer used for accurate measurement of very small changes in temperature.

Saccharic acid

A white, needlelike, crystalline, water-soluble solid or syrup, C6H10O8, usually made by the oxidation of cane sugar, glucose, or starch by nitric acid. Also called "Glucaric acid."

Cloud Chamber

A device for observing the paths of speeding particiles as vapor molecules condense on them to form foglike tracks.

Deposition

The direct solidification of a vapor by cooling, the reverse of sublimation.

Thermal Cracking

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

 

Hydrogen-Oxygen Fuel Cell

Fuel cell in which hydrogen is the fuel (reducing agent) and oxygen is the oxidizing agent.

 

Aufbau ('building up') Principle

Describes the order in which electrons fill orbitals in atoms.

Native State

Refers to the occurrence of an element in an uncombined or free state in nature.

 

Weak Electrolyte

A substance that conducts electricity poorly in a dilute aqueous solution.