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Equation of State

An equation that describes the behavior of matter in a given state, the van der Waals equation describes the behavior of the gaseous state.

Electrical Conductivity

Ability to conduct electricity.

Specific Heat

The amount of heat required to raise the temperature of one gram of substance one degree Celsius.

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.

Ionization

In aqueous solution, the process in which a molecular compound reacts with water and forms ions.

Solution

Homogeneous mixture of two or more substances.

Molecule

The smallest particle of an element or compound capable of a stable, independent existence.

Buffer Solution

Solution that resists change in pH, contains either a weak acid and a soluble ionic salt of the acid or a weak base and a soluble ionic salt of the base.

Curie (Ci)

The basic unit used to describe the intensity of radioactivity in a sample of material. One curie equals 37 billion disintegrations per second or approximately the amount of radioactivty given off by 1 gram of radium.

Alkylbenzene

A compound containing an alkyl group bonded to a benzene ring.