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

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Linkage Isomers

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

 

Heat of Crystallization

The amount of heat that must be removed from one gram of a liquid at its freezing point to freeze it with no change in temperature.

K Capture

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

Heat of Fusion

The amount of heat required to melt one gram of solid at its melting point with no change in temperature. Usually expressed in J/g. The molar heat of fusion is the amount of heat required to melt one mole of a solid at its melting point with no change in temperature and is usually expressed in kJ/mol.

Eluant or eluent

The solvent used in the process of elution, as in liquid chromatography.

 

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.

Flammable

A liquid as defined by NFPD and DOT as having a flash point below 37.8°C (100°F).

Carbonium ion

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

Endothermic

Describes processes that absorb heat energy.

Can water burn?

It’s known that water consists of atoms of molecules of oxygen and hydrogen. Since any compound with oxygen indicates the ability of the substance to burn, water is no exception. Thus, water has a surprising property of already "burnt out" compound.