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

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Saccharate

A compound formed by interaction of sucrose with a metallic oxide, usually lime, and useful in the purification of sugar.

 

Amphiprotism

Ability of a substance to exhibit amphiprotism by accepting donated protons.

ytterbia

Ytterbia is a colorless compound, Yb2O3, used in certain alloys and ceramics. Also known as ytterbium oxide.

Domain

A cluster of atoms in a ferromagnetic substance, all of which align in the same direction in the presence of an external magnetic field.

Ionization Energy

The minimum amount of energy required to remove the most loosely held electron of an isolated gaseous atom or ion.

Periodic Law

The properties of the elements are periodic functions of their atomic numbers.

Ionization

In aqueous solution, the process in which a molecular compound reacts with water and forms ions.

Nitrogen Cycle

The complex series of reactions by which nitrogen is slowly but continually recycled in the atmosphere, lithosphere and hydrosphere.

 

Raoult's Law

The vapor pressure of a solvent in an ideal solution decreases as its mole fraction decreases.

Molecule

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