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alpha (a) rays.
Helium ions with a positive charge of 12. (2.2)

atom.
The basic unit of an element that can enter into chemical combination. (2.2)

cation
A positively charged ion. (Section 2.7)

chirality center
A tetrahedral carbon atom bearing four different groups.

Chlorofl uorocarbons (CFCs, Freons)
Compounds with one or two carbons, chlorine, and fl uorine, formerly used as refrigerants

diamagnetic anisotropy
An effect that causes different regions of space to be characterized by different magnetic field strengths.

divalent
An element that forms two bonds, such as oxygen.

doping
Incorporation of a hetero atom into a solid to change its electrical properties. For example, incorporation of P into Si. (Section 12.7)

electromotive force (emf)
A measure of the driving force, or electrical pressure, for the completion of an electrochemical reaction. Electromotive force is measured in volts: 1 V = 1 J>C. Also called the cell potential. (Section 20.4)

electrondomain geometry
The three dimensional arrangement of the electron domains around an atom according to the VSEPR model. (Section 9.2)

empirical formula
A chemical formula that shows the kinds of atoms and their relative numbers in a substance in the smallest possible wholenumber ratios. (Section 2.6)

Epoxide
A cyclic ether in which oxygen is one atom of a threemembered ring

free radical
A substance with one or more unpaired electrons. (Section 21.9)

osmotic pressure
The pressure that must be applied to a solution to stop osmosis from pure solvent into the solution. (Section 13.5)

periplanar
A conformation in which a hydrogen atom and a leaving group are approximately coplanar.

Primary structure of nucleic acids
The sequence of bases along the pentosephosphodiester backbone of a DNA or RNA molecule read from the 5’ end to the 3’ end

radical
A chemical entity with an unpaired electron.

radionuclide
A radioactive nuclide. (Section 21.1)

spinspin splitting
A phenomenon observed most commonly for nonequivalent protons connected to adjacent carbon atoms, in which the multiplicity of each signal is affected by the other.

unsymmetrical ether
An ether(R!O!R) where the two R groups are notidentical.