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The temperature at which liquid and solid coexist in equilibrium, also the freezing point.

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Galvanizing

Placing a thin layer of zinc on a ferrous material to protect the underlying surface from corrosion.

 

Molecular Orbital Theory

A theory of chemical bonding based upon the postulated existence of molecular orbitals.

Heat

A form of energy that flows between two samples of matter because of their differences in temperature.

xenon hexafluoride

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

Metallic Bonding

Bonding within metals due to the electrical attraction of positively charges metal ions for mobile electrons that belong to the crystal as a whole.

Amphiprotism

Ability of a substance to exhibit amphiprotism by accepting donated protons.

Basic Salt

A salt containing an ionizable OH group.

Compound

A substance of two or more elements in fixed proportions. Compounds can be decomposed into their constituent elements.

Hydration Energy

The energy change accompanying the hydration of a mole of gase and ions.

Water Equivalent

The amount of water that would absorb the same amount of heat as the calorimeter per degree temperature increase.