Glossary of Chemical Terms - B
- n. Any piece of apparatus used to determine the mass of a sample of matter.v. as in balance an equation: to have equal numbers of atoms of each element on the opposite sides of an equation.
- A compound that produces hydroxide ions in water solution.
- An electrochemical cell that can be used as a source of direct current at a constant voltage.
- binge drinking
- The consumption of five or more drinks in a row on at least one occasion.
- The science that makes use of chemistry to learn about and explain biologically important systems.
- Becoming methylated through biological action; for example, bacteria can generate methylated mercury in aquatic sediments.
- blood alcohol level
- blood alcohol content
- The amount of alcohol in a person's bloodstream measured in percentages. Abbreviated BAL or BAC.
- A force which holds together two atoms, two ions, two molecules, or a combination of these.
- Water saturated with salt; a strongly saline solution.
- Bunsen burner
- Common laboratory burner that uses natural gas or propane, developed by German chemist Robert Wilhelm Bunsen during the 19th century.
Glossary created by David Shaw (Madison Area Technical College) for The Chemistry Place.
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