By Frank J. Wilstach
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Be(OH)2 is formed when sodium carbonate is added to solutions of beryllium compounds. Beryllium hydride, chloride, and dimethylberyllium form polymeric bridged species but, whereas the bridging in the chloride is via an electron pair on chlorine atoms and can be regarded as an electronpair donor bond, the bonding in the hydride and in the methyl compound involves two-electron three-centre bonds. Coordi- benzpyrrole /benz-pi-rohl/ See indole. benzyl alcohol /ben-zăl/ See phenylmethanol. benzyl group The group C6H5CH2–.
Sult in statistical mechanics stating that the 39 bonding orbital bonding orbital See orbital. ization occurs to give polydioxoboric(III) acid.
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A dictionary of similes by Frank J. Wilstach