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The solubility product constant expression for a slightly soluble compound is the product of the concentrations of the constituent ions, each raised to the power that corresponds to the number of ions in one formula unit.

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Structural Isomers

Compounds that contain the same number of the same kinds of atoms in different geometric arrangements.

Line Spectrum

An atomic emission or absorption spectrum.

Photochemical Oxidants

Photochemically produced oxidizing agents capable of causing damage to plants and animals.

Actual Yield

Amount of a specified pure product actually obtained from a given reaction. Compare with Theoretical Yield.

Ideal Gas

A hypothetical gas that obeys exactly all postulates of the kinetic-molecular theory.

 

Liquid Aerosol

Colloidal suspension of liquid in gas.

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.

Alkylbenzene

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

Chemical Periodicity

The variations in properties of elements with their position in the periodic table.

Dipole-dipole Interactions

Attractive interactions between polar molecules, that is, between molecules with permanent dipoles.