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Bonding Orbital

A molecular orbit lower in energy than any of the atomic orbitals from which it is derived, lends stability to a molecule or ion when populated with electron.

Oil

Liquid triester of glycerol and unsaturated fatty acids.

Outer Orbital Complex

Valence bond designation for a complex in which the metal ion utilizes d orbitals in the outermost (occupied) shell in hybridization.

Film badge

A small patch of photographic film worn on clothing to detect and measure accumulated incident ionizing radiation.

Monoprotic Acid

Acid that can form only one hydronium ion per molecule, may be strong or weak. Acid that contains one ionizable hydrogen atom per formula unit.

Freezing Point Depression

The decrease in the freezing point of a solvent caused by the presence of a solute.ing Point

Equilibrium Constant

A quantity that characterizes the position of equilibrium for a reversible reaction, its magnitude is equal to the mass action expression at equilibrium. K varies with temperature.

Polyene

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

Dipole

Refers to the separation of charge between two covalently bonded atoms.

Foam

Colloidal suspension of a gas in a liquid.