Chemistry Key Word Definitions (I)

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What is incomplete combustion?
Wen a fuel burns in insufficient oxygen, producing carbon monoxide as a toxic product.
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Inert means...?
Unreactive.
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What is an intermolecular force?
The attraction between the individual molecules in a covalently bonded substance.
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What is an ion?
A charged particle produced by the loss or gain of electrons.
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What is an ion-exchange column?
A water softener which works by replacing calcium and magnesium ions with sodium or hydrogen ions, removing the hardness.
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What is ionic bonding?
The electrostatic force of attraction between positively and negatively charged ions.
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What is an isotope?
An atom that has the same number of protons but different number of neutrons, i.e. it has the same atomic number but different mass number.
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