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Particles comprising the nucleus, protons and neutrons.

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Square Planar

A term used to describe molecules and polyatomic ions that have one atom in the center and four atoms at the corners of a square.

Doublet

Two peaks or bands of about equal intensity appearing close together on a spectrogram.

K Capture

Absorption of a K shell (n=1) electron by a proton as it is converted to a neutron.

Oxidation

An algebraic increase in the oxidation number, may correspond to a loss of electrons.

Substance

Any kind of matter all specimens of which have the same chemical composition and physical properties.

 

Henry's Law

The pressure of the gas above a solution is proportional to the concentration of the gas in the solution.

Hydrolysis Constant

An equilibrium constant for a hydrolysis reaction.

Basic Salt

A salt containing an ionizable OH group.

Atomic Mass Unit (amu)

One twelfth of a mass of an atom of the carbon-12 isotope, a unit used for stating atomic and formula weights, also called dalton.

Endothermic

Describes processes that absorb heat energy.