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A rare metallic element found in gadolinite and forming compounds resembling those of yttrium. Symbol: Yb, at. wt.: 173.04, at. no.: 70, sp. gr.: 6.96. Cf."rare-earth element."

 

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Film badge

A small patch of photographic film worn on clothing to detect and measure accumulated incident ionizing radiation.

Coordination Sphere

The metal ion and its coordinating ligands but not any uncoordinated counter-ions.

Linkage Isomers

Isomers in which a particular ligand bonds to a metal ion through different donor atoms.

 

Salicylaldehyde

An oily, slightly water-soluble liquid, C7H6O2, having an almondlike odor: used chiefly in perfumery and in the synthesis of coumarin.

Pairing Energy

Energy required to pair two electrons in the same orbital.

Nernst Equation

Corrects standard electrode potentials for nonstandard conditions.

Polymorphous

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

Avogadro's Number

The number (6.022x10^23) of atoms, molecules or particles found in exactly 1 mole of substance.

Miscibility

The ability of one liquid to mix with (dissolve in) another liquid.

Mass

A measure of the amount of matter in an object. Mass is usually measured in grams or kilograms.