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The amount of heat required to raise the temperature of one gram of substance one degree Celsius.

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Debye

The unit used to express dipole moments.

Silicones

Polymeric organosilicon compounds, contain individual or cross-linked Si-O chains or rings in which some oxygens of SiO4 tetrahedra are replaced by other groups.

Cohesive Forces

All the forces of attraction among particles of a liquid.

Double Salt

Solid consisting of two co-crystallized salts.

 

Why do copper products change color, and what is the name of the process?

Probably, every person wants to know, why over time the copper turns green and becomes bloomed. This is easy to explain: that film is called patina.

Dissociation Constant

Equilibrium constant that applies to the dissociation of a comples ion into a simple ion and coordinating species (ligands).

Atomic Mass Unit (amu)

One twelfth of a mass of an atom of the carbon-12 isotope, a unit used for stating atomic and formula weights, also called dalton.

Coordination Sphere

The metal ion and its coordinating ligands but not any uncoordinated counter-ions.

Polymer

A large molecule consisting of chains or rings of linked monomer units, usually characterized by high melting and boiling points.

Potential Energy

Energy that matter possesses by virtue of its position, condition or composition.