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A Ligand that exerts a weak crystal or ligand field and ge- nerally forms high spin complexes with metals.

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Dumas Method

A method used to determine the molecular weights of volatile liquids.

Percentage Ionization

The percentage of the weak electrolyte that ionizes in a solution of given concentration.

Detergent

A soap-like emulsifer that contains a sulfate, SO3 or a phosphate group instead of a carboxylate group.

Coordination Number

In describing crystals, the number of nearest neighbours of an atom or ion. The number of donor atoms coordinated to a metal.

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Crystal Lattice

A pattern of arrangement of particles in a crystal.

Heat Capacity

The amount of heat required to raise the temperature of a body (of any mass) one degree Celsius.

Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle

It is impossible to determine accurately both the momentum and position of an electron simultaneously.

Spectrochemical Series

Arrangement of ligands in order of increasing ligand field strength.

Artificial Transmutation

An artificially induced nuclear reaction caused by the bombardment of a nucleus with subatomic particiles or small nucei.