Refers to the occurrence of an element in an uncombined or free state in nature.
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The scattering of light by colloidal particles.
Potential difference between two electrodes, a measure of the chemical potential for a redox reaction to occur.
A device used to measure the heat transfer between system and surroundings.
An organic compound containing a sugar or sugars.
Protection of a metal (making ir a cathode) against corrosion by attaching it to a sacrifical anode of a more easily oxidized metal.
Discovered : known to ancient civilisations.
Origin : The name comes from the Anglo-Saxon ‘iren’, and the symbol from the Latin ‘ferrum’, meaning iron.
Description :Iron is an enigma - it rusts easily and yet is the most important of all metals, world production exceeds 700 million tons a year. Small amounts of carbon are added to iron to produce steel and when chromium.
is added to this, the result is non-corroding stainless steel (small amounts of nickel may also be added). Iron is also an essential element for all forms of life. The average human contains about 4 grams, much of which circulates as haemoglobin in the blood, the job of which is to carry oxygen from our lungs to where it is needed. If the diet does not contain 10 milligrams a day, anaemia will eventually develop. Foods such as liver, kidney, molasses, brewer’s yeast, cocoa and liquorice contain a lot of iron.
Atomic No:26 Mass No:56
The mass action expression under any set of conditions (not necessarily equlibrium), its magnitude relative to K determines the direction in which the reaction must occur to establish equilibrium.
A molecular orbital higher in energy than any of the atomic orbitals from which it is derived, lends instability to a molecule or ion when populated with electrons, denoted with a star (*) superscript or symbol.
A method of counting electrons in a covalently bonded molecule or ion, counts bonding electrons as though they were equally shared between the two atoms.
Lewis Dot Formula (Electron Dot Formula)
Representation of the core of a molecule, ion or formula unit by showing atomic symbols and only outer shell electrons.
Electrode at which reduction occurs in a cathode ray tube, the negative electrode.
Spontaneous decomposition of an atom.
The amount of energy necessary to break one mole of bonds of a given kind (in gas phase).The amount of energy necessary to break one mole of bonds in a substance, dissociating the sustance in the gaseous state into atoms of its elements in the gaseous state.
Forces of attraction between a liquid and another surface.
Unsaturated hydrocarbons that contain one or more carbon-carbon double bonds.
The point at which an indicator changes colour and a titration is stopped.
A process for the catalyzed industrial production of ammonia from N2 and H2 at high temperature and pressure.
Compound in which a carbonyl group is bound to two alkyl or two aryl groups, or to one alkyl and one aryl group.
An aliphatic acid, many can obtained from animal fats.
Negative logarithm of the concentration (mol/L) of the H3O+[H+] ion, scale is commonly used over a range 0 to 14.