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A substance that conducts electricity poorly in a dilute aqueous solution.

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Coordination Compound or Complex

A compound containing coordinate covalent bonds.

Phenol

Hydrocarbon derivative containing an [OH] group bound to an aromatic raing.

 

Sublimation

The direct vaporization of a sold by heating without passing through the liquid state.

Ionic Bonding

Chemical bonding resulting from the transfer of one or more electrons from one atom or a group of atoms to another.

Method of Initial Rates

Method of determining the rate-law expression by carrying out a reaction with different initial concentrations and analyzing the resultant changes in initial rates.

Polymerization

The combination of many small molecules to form large molecules.

Strong Field Ligand

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

Concentration

Amount of solute per unit volume or mass of solvent or of solution.

Chemical Equation

Description of a chemical reaction by placing the formulas of the reactants on the left and the formulas of products on the right of an arrow.

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.