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The shape assumed by the surface of a liquid in a cylindrical container.

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Molecular Geometry

The arrangement of atoms (not lone pairs of electrons) around a central atom of a molecule or polyatomic ion.

Enantiomer

One of the two mirror-image forms of an optically active molecule.

Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC)

A technique for measuring the temperature, direction, and magnitude of thermal transitions in a sample material by heating/cooling and comparing the amount of energy required to maintain its rate of temperature increase or decrease with an inert reference material under similar conditions.

Paramagnetism

Attraction toward a magnetic field, stronger than diamagnetism, but still weak compared to ferromagnetism.

Lanthanide Contraction

A decrease in the radii of the elements following the lanthanides compared to what would be expected if there were no f-transition metals.

History of diamonds

Diamond has been known for about 5 thousand years. Historians suggest that it was first discovered in India in river placers. It has long been credited with magical properties, and the largest famous crystals and products from them are shrouded in a halo of mystical legends.

Nonpolar Bond

Covalent bond in which electron density is symmetrically distributed.

Neutron

A neutral subatomic particle having a mass of 1.0087 amu.

Avogadro's Law

At the same temperature and pressure, equal volumes of all gases contain the same number of molecules.

Ionization Constant

Equilibrium constant for the ionization of a weak electrolyte.