Glossary of Chemical Terms - I
- Two liquids that do not dissolve in each other.
- 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 chemical reaction.
- The binding of a molecule between adjacent base pairs in DNA.
- Between molecules.Intermolecular forces are those forces between molecules.
- Refers to a characteristic within one molecule or ion, referring only to the atoms in the molecular or ion.
- 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 not.
- 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.
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