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An element below and to the left of the stepwise division (metalloids) in the upper right corner of the periodic table, about 80% of the known elements are metals.

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Galvanizing

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

 

Matter

Anything that has mass and occupies space.

Heat of Condensation

The amount of heat that must be removed from one gram of a vapor at it's condensation point to condense the vapour with no change in temperature.

Domain

A cluster of atoms in a ferromagnetic substance, all of which align in the same direction in the presence of an external magnetic field.

Avogadro's Law

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

Critical Mass

The minimum mass of a particular fissionable nuclide in a given volume required to sustain a nuclear chain reaction.

PseudobinaryIonic Compounds

Compounds that contain more than two elements but are named like binary compounds.

Disproportionation Reactions

Redox reactions in which the oxidizing agent and the reducing agent are the same species.

Designated area

An area that may be used for work with carcinogens, reproductive toxins, or substances that have a high degree of acute toxicity. A designated area may be the entire laboratory, an area of a laboratory, or a device such as a laboratory hood.

Ferromagnetism

The ability of a substance to become permanently magnetized by exposure to an external magnetic field.