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The capacity to do work or transfer heat.

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All Chemicals - Chemical Glossary

The Chemical Glossary currently has 651 chemical entries. You may search the Chemical Glossary by entering the keyword in the search box or by browsing the entire chemical glossary by letter in alphabetical order.

Capillary Action

The drawing of a liquid up the inside of a small-bore tube when adhesive forces exceed cohesive forces, or the depression of the surface of the liquid when cohesive forces exceed the adhesive forces.

Cis-Trans Isomerism

A type of geometrical isomerism related to the angles between like ligands.

Cyclotron

A device for accelerating charged particles along a spiral path.

Mixture

A sample of matter composed of two or more substances, each of which retains its identity and properties.

Saponification

Hydrolysis of esters in the presence of strong soluable bases.

Nuclear Binding Energy

Energy equivalent of the mass deficiency, energy released in the formation of an atom from the subatomic particles.

 

Eutrophication

The undesirable overgrowth of vegetation caused by high concentrates of plant nutrients in bodies of water.

Polymerization

The combination of many small molecules to form large molecules.

Proton

A subatomic particle having a mass of 1.0073 amu and a charge of +1, found in thew nuclei of atoms.