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Glossary of Chemical Terms - K

K

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Kelvin
The temperature scale that begins with absolute zero as 0 K.
ketone
An organic compound containing a carbonyl group bonded to two carbon atoms.
ketose
A simple sugar that has the reactions of a ketone.
kilo-
Prefix meaning 1000.
kilogram
Base unit for mass in metric system.
kinetic energy
The energy something possesses due to its motion, depending on mass and velocity.
kinetic-molecular theory
A theory of the behavior of matter.

Glossary created by David Shaw (Madison Area Technical College) for The Chemistry Place.

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