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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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Hydrogen Bond

A fairly strong dipole-dipole interaction (but still considerably weaker than the covalent or ionic bonds) between molecules containing hydrogen directly bonded to a small, highly electronegative atom, such as N, O, or F.


The combination of many small molecules to form large molecules.

Amino Acid

Compound containing both an amino and a carboxylic acid group.The --NH2 group.

Heterocyclic Amine

Amine in which the nitrogen is part of a ring.


An ionization reaction between identical molecules.

Kinetic-molecular Theory

A theory, that attempts to explain macroscopic observations on gases in microscopic observations on gases in microscopic observations on gases in microscopic or molecular terms.


A commercial term used to describe ethanol that has been rendered unfit for human consumption because of the addition of harmful ingredients to make it sales tax-expempt.



A gas formed by boiling or evaporating a liquid.


Refers to the overall processes by which metals are extracted from ores.

Complex Ions

Ions resulting from the formation of coordinate covalent bonds between simple ions and other ions or molecules.