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Assumes that electron pairs are arranged around the central element of a molecule or polyatomic ion so that there is maximum separation (and minimum repulsion) among regions of high electron density.

 

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Molality

Concentration expressed as number of moles of solute per kilogram of solvent.

Galvanizing

Placing a thin layer of zinc on a ferrous material to protect the underlying surface from corrosion.

 

Protein Design: Automated protein discovery and synthesis

In this paper I describe (theoretically) the method(s) of automated protein discovery and synthesis.

Bomb Calorimeter

A device used to measure the heat transfer between system and surroundings at constant volume.

Gangue

Sand, rock, and other impurities surrounding the mineral of interest in an ore.

K Capture

Absorption of a K shell (n=1) electron by a proton as it is converted to a neutron.

Periodic Table

An arrangement of elements in order of increasing atomic numbers that also emphasizes periodicity.

Daughter Nuclide

Nuclide that is produced in a nuclear decay.

 

Vapor

A gas formed by boiling or evaporating a liquid.

Inner Orbital Complex

Valence bond designation for a complex in which the metal ion utilizes d orbitals for one shell inside the outermost occupied shell in its hybridization.