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The smallest particle of an element or compound capable of a stable, independent existence.

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Hard Water

Water containing Fe3+, Ca2+, and Mg2+ ions, which forms precipates with soap.

Ferromagnetism

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

Mass Action Expression

For a reversible reaction, aA + bB cC + dD the product of the concentrations of the products (species on the right), each raised to the power that corresponds to its coefficient in the balanced chemical equation, divided by the product of the concentrations of reactants (species on the left), each raised to the power that corresponds to its coefficient in the balanced chemical equation. At equilibrium the mass action expression is equal to K, at other times it is Q.[C]c[D]d [A]a[B]b = Q, or at equilibrium K.

Detergent

A soap-like emulsifer that contains a sulfate, SO3 or a phosphate group instead of a carboxylate group.

Creating Malachite egg

One of the most interesting and obvious chemical experiments is the experiment on the interaction of copper sulfate and calcium carbonate. The latter is contained in the shell of a simple egg, but copper sulphate should be searched in a chemical reagent store. This experience is simple, but effective and visual, and as a result we will get something beautiful.

Photochemical Oxidants

Photochemically produced oxidizing agents capable of causing damage to plants and animals.

Three ways to make patina at home

The first way is ammonia patination. To do this, take a plastic container. Put a couple of paper or ordinary towels at the bottom. Moisten them with ammonia. Then sprinkle with large table salt.

Photon

A packet of light or electromagnetic radiation, also called quantum of light.

 

Second Law of Thermodynamics

The universe tends toward a state of greater diorder in spontaneous processes.

Electronic Geometry

The geometric arrangement of orbitals containing the shared and unshared electron pairs surrounding the central atom of a molecule or polyatomic ion.