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Crystal Field Theory

Theory of bonding in transition metal complexes in which ligands and metal ions are treated as point charges, a purely ionic model, ligand point charges represent the crystal (electrical) field perturbing the metal?s d orbitals containing nonbonding electrons.

Molar Solubility

Number of moles of a solute that dissolve to produce a litre of saturated solution.

Ioniztion

The breaking up of a compound into separate ions.

Rate of Reaction

Change in the concentration of a reactant or product per unit time.

Heterogeneous Equilibria

Equilibria involving species in more than one phase.

Photochemical Oxidants

Photochemically produced oxidizing agents capable of causing damage to plants and animals.

Colligative Properties

Physical properties of solutions that depend upon the number but not the kind of solute particles present.

Harmful Chemicals Found In Food

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Evaporization

Vaporization of a liquid below its boiling point.

Plasma

A physical state of matter which exists at extremely high temperatures in which all molecules are dissociated and most atoms are ionized.