Characterisation – a description of the defining qualities of an object.
Configuration – the manner in which objects are arranged.
Crystalline – a solid formed of crystals. Crystals have a symmetrical structure across three dimensions.
Depression – a lowering or reduction of something.
Dipole – a molecule having two opposite electrically charged poles. (Di= two. Examples; dicotyledon, dioxide, diametrically).
Equilibrium – where all opposing forces are equal producing a state of balance and stability. (Equi- = equal, e.g. equidistant, equipoise).
Estimate (both a verb and a noun) – an approximate evaluation or to form an opinion based on limited evidence.
External – of or relating to the outside.
Impure – being unclean or a mixture of substances.
Interaction –the way substances behave when they react with each other.
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