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Ligand

A Lewis base in a coordination compound.

Hydrolysis Constant

An equilibrium constant for a hydrolysis reaction.

Chain Termination Step

The combination of two radicals, which removes the reactive species that propagate the change reaction.

Amine

Derivatives of ammonia in which one or more hydrogen atoms have been replaced by organic groups.

Line Spectrum

An atomic emission or absorption spectrum.

Compressed Gas

A gas or mixture of gases having, in a container an absolute pressure exceeding 40 psi at 21.1°C (70°F)

Greenhouse Effect

Trapping of heat at the surface of the earth by carbon dioxide and water vapour in the atmosphere.

Electroplating

Plating a metal onto a (cathodic) surface by electrolysis.

Derivative

A compound that can be imagined to arise from a partent compound by replacement of one atom with another atom or group of atoms. Used extensively in orgainic chemistry to assist in identifying compounds.

Fractional Precipitation

Removal of some ions from solution by precipitation while leaving other ions with similar properties in solution.