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A Nuclear particle with the mass of an electron but opposite charge.

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Flux

A substance added to react with the charge, or a product of its reduction, in metallurgy, usually added to lower a melting point.

Group

A vertical column in the periodic table, also called a family.

Ionic Bonding

Chemical bonding resulting from the transfer of one or more electrons from one atom or a group of atoms to another.

Alpha (a) Particle

Helium ion with 2+ charge, an assembly of two protons and two neutrons.

D -Transition elements (metals)

B Group elements except IIB in the periodic table, sometimes called simply transition elements EX. Fe, Ni, Cu, Ti .
For further information see Metals.

Alkaline Earth Metals

Group IIA metals

Acidic Salt

A salt containing an ionizable hydrogen atom. Acidic salt does not necessarily produce acidic solutions.

Flotation

Method by which hydrophobic (water-repelling) particles of an ore are separated from hydrophilic (water-attracting) particles of a metallurgical pretreatment process.

Periodic Table of Elements

An arrangement of elements in order of increasing atomic numbers that also emphasizes periodicity.

Fatty Acids

An aliphatic acid, many can obtained from animal fats.