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Equation relating the rate of a reaction to the concentrations of the reactants and the specific rate of the constant.

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Electrolytic Cells

Electrochemical cells in which electrical energy causes nospontaneous redox reactions to occur. An electrochemical cell in which chemical reactions are forced to occur by the application of an outside source of electrical energy.

Cis-Trans Isomerism

A type of geometrical isomerism related to the angles between like ligands.

Ionic Compounds

Compounds containing predominantly ionic bonding.

Capillary Action

The drawing of a liquid up the inside of a small-bore tube when adhesive forces exceed cohesive forces, or the depression of the surface of the liquid when cohesive forces exceed the adhesive forces.

Charle's Law

At constant pressure the volume occupied by a definite mass of gas is directly proportional to its absolute temperature.

Shielding Effect

Electrons in filled sets of s , p orbitals between the nucleus and outer shell electrons shield the outer shell electrons somewhat from the effect of protons in the nucleus, also called screening effect.

Partial Pressure

The pressure exerted by one gas in a mixture of gases.

Film badge

A small patch of photographic film worn on clothing to detect and measure accumulated incident ionizing radiation.

Band of Stability

Band containing nonradioactive nuclides in a plot of number of neutrons versus atomic number.

Hydrate Isomers

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