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

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Dipole

Refers to the separation of charge between two covalently bonded atoms.

Standard Electrode Potential

By convention, potential, Eo, of a half-reaction as a reduction relative to the standard hydrogen electrode when all species are present at unit activity.

 

Electrolyte

A substance whose aqueous solutions conduct electricity.

 

Strong Field Ligand

Ligand that exerts a strong crystal or ligand electrical field and generally forms low spin complexes with metal ions when possible.

Supercooled Liquids

Liquids that, when cooled, apparently solidify but actually continue to flow very slowly under the influence of gravity e.g glass.

Substance

Any kind of matter all specimens of which have the same chemical composition and physical properties.

 

Lanthanides

Elements 58 to 71 (after lanthanum).

Dosimeter

A small, calibrated electroscope worn by laboratory personnel and designated to detect and measure incident ionizing radiation or chemical exposure.

Positron

A Nuclear particle with the mass of an electron but opposite charge.

Ionic Compounds

Compounds containing predominantly ionic bonding.