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A ternary compound containing H, O, and another element, often a nonmetal.

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Saturated Solution

Solution in which no more solute will dissolve.

yttria

Y2O3: A white, water-insoluble powder, Y2O3, used chiefly in incandescent gas and acetylene mantles.

Electronegativity

A measure of the relative tendency of an atom to attract electrons to itself when chemically combined with another atom.

van der Waals' Equation

An equation of state that extends the ideal gas law to real gases by inclusion of two empirically determined parameters, which are different for different gases.

yttrium metal

Any of a subgroup of rare-earth elements, of which the cerium and terbium metals comprise the other two subgroups.

Autoionization

An ionization reaction between identical molecules.

Solvent

The dispersing medium of a solution.

Atomic Radius

Radius of an atom.

Phenol

Hydrocarbon derivative containing an [OH] group bound to an aromatic raing.

 

Lewis Base

Any species that can make available a share in an electron pair.