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acid in chemistry, any of a group of substances that usu. dissolve in water, have a sour taste, and form salts in reaction with bases. (Cf. base.) [2/7 definitions]
activate in chemistry, to make more reactive, as by heating. [1/5 definitions]
adenine in chemistry, a crystalline base that is a constituent of nucleic acid in organs such as the pancreas and spleen.
alchemy an ancient exploration and practice of chemistry which flourished particularly during medieval times. Practitioners used chemical processes in the hope of, for example, producing gold from base metals, finding the key to eternal life, and uncovering a single cure for all disease. [1/2 definitions]
aldehyde in chemistry, any of a group of organic compounds, such as formaldehyde, the molecule of which contains a terminal carbon atom bound separately to a hydrogen and an oxygen atom.
aliquot in chemistry, pertaining to a fractional part of a known quantity that is taken to represent the whole. [1/3 definitions]
amphoteric in chemistry, able to function as both an acid and a base.
analytical chemistry an area of chemistry dealing with determining and identifying the types or quantities of compounds and mixtures, or their proportions, in a specific substance.
benzoate in chemistry, a salt or ester of benzoic acid.
biochemistry the science of the chemistry of living things.
bivalent in chemistry, having a valence of two, or having two valences. [1/3 definitions]
borate in chemistry, a salt or ester of boric acid or of any acid containing boron.
buffer1 in chemistry, a substance that preserves the relative acidity or alkalinity of a solution when an acid or base is added. [1/6 definitions]
calciferous in chemistry, composed of, containing, or forming calcium, esp. calcium carbonate.
carbonate in chemistry, a salt or ester of carbonic acid. [1/3 definitions]
chain reaction in chemistry, a series of reactions in which a product of one reaction becomes a reactant in the next. [1/3 definitions]
chelate in chemistry, of or designating a compound in which the central metallic ion is bonded with two or more nonmetallic atoms to form a closed chain. [2/7 definitions]
chemical of or relating to the science of chemistry. [1/3 definitions]
chemical engineering the professional, scientific, or industrial use of chemistry and chemical products; technology of chemistry.
chemist one who is active or expert in the field of chemistry. [1/3 definitions]
chlorate in chemistry, a salt of chloric acid.