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The slowest step in a mechanism, the step that determines the overall rate of reaction.

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Alkylbenzene

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

Molecular Equation

Equation for a chemical reaction in which all formulas are written as if all substances existed as molecules, only complete formulas are used.

Distillation

The separation of a liquid mixture into its components on the basis of differences in boiling points. The process in which components of a mixture are separated by boiling away the more volitile liquid.

Neutron

A neutral subatomic particle having a mass of 1.0087 amu.

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.

Crystal Field Stabilization Energy

A measure of the net energy of stabilization gained by a metal ion's nonbonding d electrons as a result of complex formation.

Polydentate

Refers to ligands with more than one donor atom.

Ternary Acid

A ternary compound containing H, O, and another element, often a nonmetal.

Nitrogen Cycle

The complex series of reactions by which nitrogen is slowly but continually recycled in the atmosphere, lithosphere and hydrosphere.

 

Hydrate Isomers

Isomers of crystalline complexes that differ in whether water is present inside or outside the coordination sphere.