Chemistry Definitions

Completely dissociates in solution
Strong acid
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A redox reaction in which the same element is both oxidised and reduced
Disproportionation
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A process by which a solid holds molecules on to its surface
Adsorption
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A species that accepts electrons
Oxidising agent
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A species that can act as an acid or a base
Amphoteric
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The pH at which the molecule has no net electrical charge
Isolelectric point
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The minimum energy required to start a reaction by breaking the bonds
Activation energy
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When the catalyst for the reaction is a reaction product
Autocatalyst
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A substance that accepts H+ ions
Base
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The enthalpy change when one mole of gaseous 1- ions are formed from one mole of gaseous atoms
First electron affinity
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A molecule or ion that forms a co-ordinate bond with a transition metal by donating a pair of electrons
Ligand
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A mixture of equal amounts of two enantiomers
Racemate
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The amount of substance that contains as many particles as there in exactly 12g of Carbon-12
Mole
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The breaking of a bond using water
Hydrolysis
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An electron pair donor
Nucleophile
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A redox reaction in which the same element is both oxidised and reduced

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Disproportionation

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A process by which a solid holds molecules on to its surface

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A species that accepts electrons

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A species that can act as an acid or a base

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