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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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Thermodynamics

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

Ionization Constant

Equilibrium constant for the ionization of a weak electrolyte.

Weak Electrolyte

A substance that conducts electricity poorly in a dilute aqueous solution.

Pairing Energy

Energy required to pair two electrons in the same orbital.

Film badge

A small patch of photographic film worn on clothing to detect and measure accumulated incident ionizing radiation.

Extensive Property

A property that depends upon the amount of material in a sample.

Line Spectrum

An atomic emission or absorption spectrum.

Linkage Isomers

Isomers in which a particular ligand bonds to a metal ion through different donor atoms.

 

Nodal Plane

A region in which the probability of finding an electron is zero.

 

Molality

Concentration expressed as number of moles of solute per kilogram of solvent.