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The amount of matter that would be converted into energy if an atom were formed from constituent particles.

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Polydentate

Refers to ligands with more than one donor atom.

Degenerate

Of the same energy.

Isotopes

Two or more forms of atoms of the same element with different masses, atoms containing the same number of protons but different numbers of neutrons.

Greenhouse Effect

Trapping of heat at the surface of the earth by carbon dioxide and water vapour in the atmosphere.

Valence Electrons

Outermost electrons of atoms, usually those involved in bonding.

Neutron

A neutral subatomic particle having a mass of 1.0087 amu.

Bronsted-Lowry Acid

A proton donor.

Exothermic

Describes processes that release heat energy.

Plasma

A physical state of matter which exists at extremely high temperatures in which all molecules are dissociated and most atoms are ionized.

Evaporization

Vaporization of a liquid below its boiling point.