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A colorless, crystalline compound, XeF4, prepared by heating a gaseous mixture of fluorine and xenon.

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Molecule

The smallest particle of an element or compound capable of a stable, independent existence.

K Capture

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

Spectator Ions

Ions in a solution that do not participate in a chemical reaction.

Manometer

A two-armed barometer.

Common Ion Effect

Suppression of ionization of a weak electrolyte by the presence in the same solution of a strong electrolyte containing one of the same ions as the weak electrolyte.

Polymorphous

Refers to substances that crystallize in more than one crystalline arrangement.

Proton

A subatomic particle having a mass of 1.0073 amu and a charge of +1, found in thew nuclei of atoms.

Ionization Constant

Equilibrium constant for the ionization of a weak electrolyte.

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.

Diagonal Similarities

Refers to chemical similarities in the Periodic Table of elements of Period 2 to elements of Period 3 one group to the right, especially evident toward the left of the periodic table.