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Maximum amount of a specified product that could be obtained from specified amounts of reactants, assuming complete consumption of limiting reactant according to only one reaction and complete recovery of product.

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It is the force in dynes acting along the surface of the liquid 1cm in length and perpendicular to it.

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The total pressure exerted by a mixture of gases is the sum of the partial pressures of the individual gases.

S Orbital

A spherically symmetrical atomic orbital, one per energy level.

Ionic Geometry

The arrangement of atoms (not lone pairs of electrons) about the central atom of a polyatomic ion.

Primary Standard

A substance of a known high degree of purity that undergoes one invariable reaction with the other reactant of interest.

Quantum Numbers

Numbers that describe the energies of electrons in atoms, derived from quantum mechanical treatment.

Solute

The dispersed (dissolved) phase of a solution.

Chemical Bonds

The attractive forces that hold atoms together in elements or compounds.

Homogeneous Equilibria

Equilibria involving only one species in a single phase. For example, all gases, all liquids or all solids.

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A nuclear reactor that produces more fissionable nuclear fuel than it consumes.