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A compound containing oxygen in the -1 oxidation state. Metal peroxides contain the peroxide ion, O22

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Nuclear Binding Energy

Energy equivalent of the mass deficiency, energy released in the formation of an atom from the subatomic particles.

 

Colligative Properties

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

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.

Hydrolysis Constant

An equilibrium constant for a hydrolysis reaction.

Ozone

We breathe 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, consuming about 25 kg of air every day. It turns out that we practically predetermine our health by the air we breathe.

Noble Gases (Rare Gases)

Elements of the periodic Group 0, also called rare gases, formerly called inert gases, He,Ne,Ar, Kr, Xe, Rn.

Hydrate

A solid compound that contains a definite percentage of bound water.

Gangue

Sand, rock, and other impurities surrounding the mineral of interest in an ore.

Valence Electrons

Outermost electrons of atoms, usually those involved in bonding.

Net Ionic Equation

Equation that results from canceling spectator ions and eliminating brackets from a total ionic equation.