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A compound that contains more than one double bond per molecule.

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Compound

A substance of two or more elements in fixed proportions. Compounds can be decomposed into their constituent elements.

Reactants

Substances consumed in a chemical reaction.

Hydride

A binary compound of hydrogen.

 

Heat of Condensation

The amount of heat that must be removed from one gram of a vapor at it's condensation point to condense the vapour with no change in temperature.

Molecular Orbital Theory

A theory of chemical bonding based upon the postulated existence of molecular orbitals.

Spectrochemical Series

Arrangement of ligands in order of increasing ligand field strength.

Photon

A packet of light or electromagnetic radiation, also called quantum of light.

 

Polydentate

Refers to ligands with more than one donor atom.

Dipole Moment

The product of the distance separating opposite charges of equal magnitude of the charge, a measure of the polarity of a bond or molecule, a measured dipole moment refers to the dipole moment of an entire molecule.

Nernst Equation

Corrects standard electrode potentials for nonstandard conditions.