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Molecular Weight

The mass of one molecule of a nonionic substance in atomic mass units.

Allotropic Modifications (Allotropes)

Different forms of the same element in the same physical state.

Equation of State

An equation that describes the behavior of matter in a given state, the van der Waals equation describes the behavior of the gaseous state.

Condensed Phases

The liquid and solid phases, phases in which particles interact strongly.

Radioactivity

The spontaneous disintegration of atomic nuclei.

Nuclear Reactor

A system in which controlled nuclear fisson reactions generate heat energy on a large scale, which is subsequently converted into electrical energy.

Boron Hydrides

Binary compounds of boron and hydrogen.

Strong Field Ligand

Ligand that exerts a strong crystal or ligand electrical field and generally forms low spin complexes with metal ions when possible.

Dermal toxicity

Adverse health effects resulting from skin exposure ot a substance.

Transition State Theory

Theory of reaction rates that states that reactants pass through high-energy transition states before forming products.