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The buildup of a product of oxidation or a reduction of an electrode, preventing further reaction.

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Hund's Rule

All orbitals of a given sublevel must be occupied by single electrons before pairing begins.

Basic Salt

A salt containing an ionizable OH group.

Heterocyclic Amine

Amine in which the nitrogen is part of a ring.

Metallurgy

Refers to the overall processes by which metals are extracted from ores.

Miscibility

The ability of one liquid to mix with (dissolve in) another liquid.

Associated Ions

Short-lived species formed by the collision of dissolved ions of opposite charges.

Homonuclear

Consisting of only one element.

xanthate

A salt or ester of xanthic acid. Many xanthates have a yellow color. Xanthates are used as flotation agents in mineral processing.

Combination Reaction

Reaction in which two substances (elements or compounds) combine to form one compound.

Spectrochemical Series

Arrangement of ligands in order of increasing ligand field strength.