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A molecular orbital derived only from an atomic orbital of one atom, lends neither stability nor instability to a molecule or ion when populated with electrons.

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20 interesting chemistry facts

20 interesting chemistry facts.

yield

The quantity of product formed by the interaction of two or more substances, generally expressed as a percentage of the quantity obtained to that theoretically obtainable.

Isomorphous

Refers to crystals having the same atomic arrangement.

Basic Anhydride

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

Hydrolysis Constant

An equilibrium constant for a hydrolysis reaction.

Biodegradability

The ability of a substance to be broken down into simpler substances by bacteria.

 

Sigma Orbital

Molecular orbital resulting from head-on overlap of two atomic orbitals.

Photochemical Smog

A brownish smog occurring in urban areas receiving large amounts of sunlight, caused by photochemical (light-induced) reactions among nitrogen oxides, hydrocarbons and other components of polluted air that produce photochemical oxidants.

 

Cyclotron

A device for accelerating charged particles along a spiral path.

Bond Energy

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.