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Concentration expressed as number of moles of solute per kilogram of solvent.

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Meniscus

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

Conjugated Double Bonds

Double bonds that are separated from each other by one single bond -C=C-C=C-.

Electrolyte

A substance whose aqueous solutions conduct electricity.

 

PseudobinaryIonic Compounds

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

Dipole-dipole Interactions

Attractive interactions between polar molecules, that is, between molecules with permanent dipoles.

Raoult's Law

The vapor pressure of a solvent in an ideal solution decreases as its mole fraction decreases.

Lewis Acid

Any species that can accept a share in an electron pair.

Heteronuclear

Consisting of different elements.

Paramagnetism

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

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