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Questions & Answers

what is dative bond?
Aleesa Reply
A coordinate covalent bond, also known as a dative bond or coordinate bond is a kind of 2-center, 2-electron covalent bond in which the two electrons derive from the same atom.
dharshika
what is elemental composition of earth
grace Reply
what if we try copper and the hydrogen what happened
Elizabeth Reply
law of definite proportion
Victor Reply
Law of Definite Proportion states that all pure samples of the same chemical compound contains the same elements in proportion by mass
Eunice
what is chemistry
Amos Reply
It is that branch of Science which deals with the study of composition, structure and properties of matter .... Ok
ShAmy
The branch of natural science that deals with the constitution of substances and the changes that they undergo as a consequence of alterations in the constitution of their molecules
Young
what is the constitution of substance
ShAmy
picture of periodic table
Tessy Reply
what is matter
Emmaworldwide Reply
What are the classes of colloid
Ilo Reply
percentage composition
Morie Reply
what is fermentation
Chisom Reply
what is distillation
Chisom
were is the topic of chrorides
Mary Reply
why does liquids have no fixed shape but a fixed volume?
Nana Reply
it has no fixed shape
SHOLA
liquids are shaped acc to the container they are placed in since their particles are mobile ie they move throughout the whole liquid.hence they have no fixed shape .
Kwagala
what are the easiest way to understand chemistry intensively?
Edet Reply
i dont think there is any easy way than reading from the begining to the end
Mary
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Amaka
understanding the basis!
Abdullahi
the first 20 elements
Folu Reply
Difference between phase and gas
Yusuf Reply
OK what can I help you?
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Source:  OpenStax, Chemistry. OpenStax CNX. May 20, 2015 Download for free at http://legacy.cnx.org/content/col11760/1.9
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