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

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Common Ion Effect

Suppression of ionization of a weak electrolyte by the presence in the same solution of a strong electrolyte containing one of the same ions as the weak electrolyte.

Homogeneous Equilibria

Equilibria involving only one species in a single phase. For example, all gases, all liquids or all solids.

Fluids

Substances that flow freely, gases and liquids.

Ternary Compound

A compound consisting of three elements, may be ionic or covalent.

Breeder Reactor

A nuclear reactor that produces more fissionable nuclear fuel than it consumes.

Cis-

The prefix used to indicate that groups are located on the same side of a bon about which rotation is restricted.

Critical Pressure

The pressure required to liquefy a gas (vapor) at its critical temperature.

Electrolyte

A substance whose aqueous solutions conduct electricity.

 

Boiling Point Elevation

The increase in the boiling point of a solvent caused by the dissolution of a nonvolatile solute.

Tyndall Effect

The scattering of light by colloidal particles.