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Ions in a solution that do not participate in a chemical reaction.

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Electrolytic Conduction

Conduction of electrical current by ions through a solution or pure liquid.

Designated area

An area that may be used for work with carcinogens, reproductive toxins, or substances that have a high degree of acute toxicity. A designated area may be the entire laboratory, an area of a laboratory, or a device such as a laboratory hood.

Intermolecular Forces

Forces between individual particles (atoms, molecules, ions) of a substance.

Metallurgy

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

Coefficient of expansion

The ratio of the change in length or volumen of a body to the original lengthor volume for a unit change in temperature.

Molecule

The smallest particle of an element or compound capable of a stable, independent existence.

Fluorescence

Absorption of high energy radiation by a substance and subsequent emission of visible light.

Dry Cells

Ordinary batteries (voltaic cells) for flashlights. radios, and so on, many are Leclanche cells.

Free Energy, Gibbs Free Energy

The thermodynamic state function of a system that indicates the amount of energy available for the system to do useful work at constant T and P.

Bond Order

Half the numbers of electrons in bonding orbitals minus half the number of electrons in antibonding orbitals. Bond order gives an indication to the stability of a bond. Also defined as the difference between the number of bonding electrons and antibonding electrons divided by two.