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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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Colloid

A heterogeneous mixture in which solute-like particles do not settle out.

xenon hexafluoride

A colorless, crystalline compound, XeF6, that melts at 50°C to a yellow liquid, and boils at 75°C.

Flash Point

The temperature at which a liquid will yield enough flamable vapour to ignite. There are various recognized industrial testing methods, therefore the method used must be stated.

Mechanism

The sequence of steps by which reactants are converted into products.

Nernst Equation

Corrects standard electrode potentials for nonstandard conditions.

Basic Anhydride

The oxide of a metal that reacts with water to form a base.

Formula Unit

The smallest repeating unit of a substance. The molecule for nonionic substances

Electrolytic Cells

Electrochemical cells in which electrical energy causes nospontaneous redox reactions to occur. An electrochemical cell in which chemical reactions are forced to occur by the application of an outside source of electrical energy.

Graham's Law

The rates of effusion of gases are inversely proportional to the square roots of their molecular weights or densities.

Salicylate

A salt or ester of salicylic acid.