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The reaction of a substance with the solvent in which it is dissolved.

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Mother Nuclide

Nuclide that undergoes nuclear decay.

Heavy Water

Water containing deuterium, a heavy isotope of hydrogen.

Solution

Homogeneous mixture of two or more substances.

Crystal Lattice Energy

Amount of energy that holds a crystal together, the energy change when a mole of solid is formed from its constituent molecules or ions (for ionic compounds) in their gaseous state.

Dissociation

In aqueous solution, the process in which a solid ionic compound separates into its ions.

Tetrahedral

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

Critical Mass

The minimum mass of a particular fissionable nuclide in a given volume required to sustain a nuclear chain reaction.

Displacement Reactions

Reactions in which one element displaces another from a compound.

 

Amine

Derivatives of ammonia in which one or more hydrogen atoms have been replaced by organic groups.

Gangue

Sand, rock, and other impurities surrounding the mineral of interest in an ore.