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A unit of energy in the SI system. One joule is 1 kg. m2/s2 which is also 0.2390 calorie.

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Fat

Solid triester of glycerol and (mostly) saturated fatty acids.

Proton

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

Absolute Zero

The zero point on the absolute temperature scale, -273.15°C or 0 K, theoretically, the temperature at which molecular motion ceases. The concept of an absolute zero temperature was first deduced from experiments with gases. When a fixed volume of gas is cooled, its pressure decreases with its temperature. Absolute zero physically possesses quantum mechanical zero-point energy.

Atomic Radius

Radius of an atom.

Exothermicity

The release of heat by a system as a process occurs.

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.

Ideal Solution

A solution that obeys Raoult's Law exactly.

Boron Hydrides

Binary compounds of boron and hydrogen.

Saccharic

of or derived from saccharin or a saccharine substance.

 

Amphoterism

The ability to react with both acids and bases.Ability of substance to act as either an acid or a base.