Burning of wastes under controlled
high temperatures and oxygen levels that results in their complete
combustion; not the same as burning leaves in the back yard or wood
in the fireplace.
A substance used to indicate the end
point of a titration by a change in color.
A substance that retards the rate of a
The binding of a molecule between
adjacent base pairs in DNA.
forces are those forces between molecules.
Refers to a characteristic within one
molecule or ion, referring only to the atoms in the molecular or
inverse relationship or proportion
When one quantity decreases as a
result of the other increasing or vice versa. For example, density
is inversely related to volume for constant mass.
An electrically charged particle
formed by the gain or loss of electrons.
A resin capable of removing unwanted
ions and replacing them with more desirable ones.For example,
Ca2+ or Mg2+, which interfere with the action
of soap or detergent can be replaced by Na+, which does
Compounds with the same molecular
formulas but different arrangements of atoms.
Atoms of the same element with
differing numbers of neutrons.
Glossary created by David Shaw (Madison Area Technical College) for The Chemistry Place.