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Glossary of Chemical Terms - V

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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
vapor
Another name for a gas.
venting
Providing an opening for the discharge of gases or the relief of pressure.
viscosity
Resistance of a substance to flow.
volatile
A substance which is easily vaporized.
volatize
To make volatile; to cause to pass off in vapor.
volt
A unit of electrical potential.
volume
The space occupied by a mass.
vulcanization
The process for changing rubber from a weak material into a hard, strong material, usually by heating with sulfur.

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

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