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The process by which solvent molecules surround and interact with solute ions or molecules.

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Metallic Conduction

Conduction of electrical current through a metal or along a metallic surface.

Gas of rotten eggs

If you happen to break a rotten egg, then you know the smell of hydrogen sulfide, because the stench of the spoiled egg depends on of its presence in rotting protein substances.

Molar Solubility

Number of moles of a solute that dissolve to produce a litre of saturated solution.

Actinides

Elements 89 to 103 (between lawrencium and actinium) on the periodic table. Only the first four have been found in nature in appreciable amounts. The remainder have been produced synthetically.

Valence Electrons

Outermost electrons of atoms, usually those involved in bonding.

Coordination Compound or Complex

A compound containing coordinate covalent bonds.

Native State

Refers to the occurrence of an element in an uncombined or free state in nature.

 

Compound

A substance of two or more elements in fixed proportions. Compounds can be decomposed into their constituent elements.

Octahedral

A term used to describe molecules and polyatomic ions that have one atom in the center and six atoms at the corners of a octahedron.

Linkage Isomers

Isomers in which a particular ligand bonds to a metal ion through different donor atoms.