Star InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar Inactive
 

The hydrostatic pressure produced on the surface of a semipermable membrane by osmosis.

Latest Articles

  • Diamonds Are Forever

    Diamonds are still a girl's best friend, right? We love the shiny gems. They are the most popular rocks sold today. But what exactly are they, anyway? Where do they come from? What else are they used for?

  • Why do copper products change color, and what is the name of the process?

    Probably, every person wants to know, why over time the copper turns green and becomes bloomed. This is easy to explain: that film is called patina.

  • Chemical Safety

    People use chemicals every day for a wide array of purposes, which can include work and house hold duties. Many of us fail to realize that we are actually handling potentially deadly chemicals when we simply clean the bathroom or wash the car. This brings to mind the reason why chemical safety is...

  • What are Compound Microscopes?

    Most of the microscopes used today are compound. A compound microscope features two or more lenses. A hollow cylinder called the tube connects the two lenses. The top lens, the one people look through, is called the eyepiece. The bottom lens is known as the objective lens. Below the two lenses is...

  • Harmful Chemicals Found In Food

    It's getting close to New Years and many people are starting to think about how to lose those extra pounds they managed to gain over the holidays. There are many sorts of diets and fads that have developed over the years from cutting carbs to cutting protein. Everyone has their own opinion as to...



Most Popular

Weak Field Ligand

A Ligand that exerts a weak crystal or ligand field and ge- nerally forms high spin complexes with metals.

Le Chatelier's Principle

States that a system at equilibrium, or striving to attain equilibrium, responds in such a way as to counteract any stress placed upon it.
If a stress (change of conditions) is applied to a system at equilibrium, the system shifts in the direction that reduces stress.

Beta Particle

Electron emitted from the nucleus when a neuton decays to a proton and an electron.

Ionization Isomers

Isomers that result from the interchange of ions inside and outside the coordination sphere.

K Capture

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

Viscosity

Resistance offered by the molecules of a liquid to flow is termed as viscosity.

Carbonium ion

An orgainic ion carrying a positive charge on a carbon atom.

Radical

An atom or group of atoms that contains one or more unpaired electrons (usually very reactive species)

Ore

A natural deposit containing a mineral of an element to be extracted.

Base

A substance that produces OH (aq) ions in aqueous solution. Strong soluable bases are soluble in water and are completely dissociated. Weak bases ionize only slightly.