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

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Linkage Isomers

Isomers in which a particular ligand bonds to a metal ion through different donor atoms.

 

Mechanism

The sequence of steps by which reactants are converted into products.

Nonelectrolyte

A substance whose aqueous solutions do not conduct electricity.

Polyene

A compound that contains more than one double bond per molecule.

Evaporization

Vaporization of a liquid below its boiling point.

Exothermic

Describes processes that release heat energy.

Insoluble Compound

A very slightly soluble compound.

Composition Stoichiometry

Descibes the quantitative (mass) relationships among elements in compounds.

Precipitate

An insoluble solid formed by mixing in solution the constituent ions of a slightly soluble solution.

Nucleus

The very small, very dense, positively charged center of an atom containing protons and neutrons, as well as other subatomic particles.