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Spontaneous decomposition of an atom.

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Exothermic

Describes processes that release heat energy.

Law of Conservation of Matter and Energy

The total amount of matter and energy available in the universe is fixed.

Ionic Compounds

Compounds containing predominantly ionic bonding.

Catenation

Bonding of atoms of the same element into chains or rings.
The bonding together of atoms of the same element to form chains.
The ability of an element to bond to itself.

Carbonium ion

An orgainic ion carrying a positive charge on a carbon atom.

Varieties of garnet minerals

The most famous type of garnet stone is pyrope (flaming). This is the "oldest of garnets", with a dense red color, similar to the grain of an edible garnet. Pyrope has a variety called rhodolite - a stone of dense pink or pink-purple color, which sometimes has the alexandrite effect and is used in elite jewelry.

20 interesting chemistry facts

20 interesting chemistry facts.

Hybridization

Mixing a set of atomic orbitals to form a new set of atomic orbitals with the same total electron capacity and with properties and energies intermediate between those of the original unhybridized orbitals.

Crystalline Solid

A solid characterized by a regular, ordered arrangement of particles.

Equilibrium Constant

A quantity that characterizes the position of equilibrium for a reversible reaction, its magnitude is equal to the mass action expression at equilibrium. K varies with temperature.