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Equation that results from canceling spectator ions and eliminating brackets from a total ionic equation.

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Basic Salt

A salt containing an ionizable OH group.

Thermodynamics

The study of the energy transfers accompanying physical and chemical processes.

Isoelectric

Having the same electronic configurations.

Molarity

Number of moles of solute per litre of solution.

Heat of Vaporization

The amount of heat required to vaporize one gram of a liquid at its boiling point with no change in temperature. Usually expressed in J/g. The molar heat of vaporization is the amount of heat required to vaporize one mole of liquid at its boiling point with no change in temperature and usually expressed ion kJ/mol.

Dubnium

Discovered : at both Berkeley, California, USA, and Dubna, near Moscow, Russia in 1970. Description:A highly radioactive metal which does not occur naturally, and of which only a few atoms have ever been made. It is of research interest only. Origin:The element is named after the Russian town of Dubna.

Periodicity

Regular periodic variations of properties of elements with atomic number (and position in the periodic table).

Active Metal

Metal with low ionization energy that loses electrons readily to form cations.

Basic Anhydride

The oxide of a metal that reacts with water to form a base.

Clay

A class of silicate and aluminosilicate minerals with sheet-like structures that have enormous surface areas that can absorb large amounts of water.