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

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Energy

The capacity to do work or transfer heat.

Electron

A subatomic particle having a mass of 0.00054858 amu and a charge of 1-.

Valence Electrons

Outermost electrons of atoms, usually those involved in bonding.

Weak Field Ligand

A Ligand that exerts a weak crystal or ligand field and ge- nerally forms high spin complexes with metals.

Geometrical Isomers

Compounds with different arrangements of groups on either side of a bond with restricted rotation, such as a double bond or a single bond in a ring, for example cis-trans isomers of certain alkenes. Stereoisomers that are not mirror images of each other, also known as position isomers.

Doublet

Two peaks or bands of about equal intensity appearing close together on a spectrogram.

Associated Ions

Short-lived species formed by the collision of dissolved ions of opposite charges.

Salicylate

A salt or ester of salicylic acid.

Electronic Transition

The transfer of an electron from one energy level to another.

Percent Purity

The percent of a specified compound or element in an impure sample.