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A heterogeneous mixture in which solute-like particles settle out of solvent-like phase some time after their introduction.

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Electron Deficient Compounds

Compounds that contain at least one atom (other than H) that shares fewer than eight electrons.

Saccharic acid

A white, needlelike, crystalline, water-soluble solid or syrup, C6H10O8, usually made by the oxidation of cane sugar, glucose, or starch by nitric acid. Also called "Glucaric acid."

Molality

Concentration expressed as number of moles of solute per kilogram of solvent.

Nonbonding Orbital

A molecular orbital derived only from an atomic orbital of one atom, lends neither stability nor instability to a molecule or ion when populated with electrons.

Period

The elements in a horizontal row of the periodic table.

Electrophoresis

A technique for separation of ions by rate and direction of migration in an electric field.

ytterbia

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

Do you know: some mosquitoes bite people because of their clothes

If you have ever been bitten by a mosquito, someone nearby surely gave you an explanation of why the nasty insect decided to spoil your day. Maybe they told you that you smelt good, or you had a certain type of blood or that in that shirt you looked like a potential victim.

Dissociation Constant

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

Avogadro's Law

At the same temperature and pressure, equal volumes of all gases contain the same number of molecules.