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Chemical Compound

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Definition of the noun chemical compound

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  1. (chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight
    • domain: chemical science / chemistry
    • lexical domain: Substances - nouns denoting substances
    • synonym of chemical compound: compound
    • more generic terms: chemical / chemical substance = material produced by or used in a reaction involving changes in atoms or molecules
    • more specific terms:
      • vanillin = a crystalline compound found in vanilla beans and some balsam resins
      • acceptor = in the formation of a coordinate bond it is the compound to which electrons are donated
      • adduct = a compound formed by an addition reaction
      • antiknock = any of various compounds that are added to gasoline to reduce engine knocking
      • acid = any of various water-soluble compounds having a sour taste and capable of turning litmus red and reacting with a base to form a salt
      • arsenide = a compound of arsenic with a more positive element
      • hydrogen cyanide = a highly poisonous gas or volatile liquid that smells like bitter almonds; becomes a gas at around 90 degree Fahrenheit and is most dangerous when inhaled; the anhydride of hydrocyanic acid
      • anionic compound = a compound characterized by an active anion
      • alkali / base = any of various water-soluble compounds capable of turning litmus blue and reacting with an acid to form a salt and water
      • binary compound = chemical compound composed of only two elements
      • taurine = a colorless crystalline substance obtained from the bile of mammals
      • chromogen = a compound that can be converted to a pigment
      • manganese tetroxide = an oxide of manganese found naturally as hausmannite
      • monomer = a simple compound whose molecules can join together to form polymers
      • ozonide = any of a class of unstable chemical compounds resulting from the addition of ozone to a double bond in an unsaturated compound
      • organic compound = any compound of carbon and another element or a radical
      • ammine = a complex inorganic compound that contains ammonia molecules
      • anhydride = a compound formed from one or more other compounds in a reaction resulting in removal of water
      • azide = a chemical compound containing the azido group combined with an element or radical
      • bitter principle = any one of several hundred compounds having a bitter taste
      • buffer = an ionic compound that resists changes in its pH
      • calcium-cyanamide / cyanamide = a compound used as a fertilizer and as a source of nitrogen compounds
      • carbonyl = a compound containing metal combined with carbon monoxide
      • carbon disulfide = a toxic colorless flammable liquid
      • cofactor = a substance (as a coenzyme) that must join with another to produce a given result
      • iron carbide / cementite = a chemical compound that is a constituent of steel and cast iron
      • nitrochloroform / chloropicrin = a heavy colorless insoluble liquid compound that causes tears and vomiting
      • coordination compound / complex = a compound described in terms of the central atom to which other atoms are bound or coordinated
      • allomorph = any of several different crystalline forms of the same chemical compound
      • corrosive = a substance having the tendency to cause corrosion
      • aluminate = a compound of alumina and a metallic oxide
      • defoliant = a chemical that is sprayed on plants and causes their leaves to fall off
      • depilatory = a chemical (usually a sulfide) used to remove hair or wool or bristles from hides
      • derivative = a compound obtained from, or regarded as derived from, another compound
      • dimer = a compound whose molecules are composed of two identical monomers
      • fixing agent / fixer = a chemical compound that sets or fixes something
      • flavone = a colorless crystalline compound that is part of a number of white or yellow plant pigments
      • formulation / preparation = a substance prepared according to a formula
      • enantiomorph / enantiomer = either one of a pair of compounds (crystals or molecules) that are mirror images on each other but are not identical
      • exotherm = a compound that gives off heat during its formation and absorbs heat during its decomposition
      • goitrogen = any substance (such as thiouracil) that induces the formation of a goiter
      • benzofuran / coumarone / cumarone = a colorless oily compound extracted from coal tar and used in manufacturing synthetic resins
      • synthetic substance / synthetic = a compound made artificially by chemical reactions
      • hydrate = any compound that contains water of crystallization
      • hydroxide = a chemical compound containing the hydroxyl group
      • incense = a substance that produces a fragrant odor when burned
      • inorganic compound = any compound that does not contain carbon
      • repellant / repellent = a chemical substance that repels animals
      • repellant / repellent = a compound with which fabrics are treated to repel water
      • iodocompound = a compound containing the covalent iodine radical
      • isomer = a compound that exists in forms having different arrangements of atoms but the same molecular weight
      • hydrated oxide / hydroxide = a compound of an oxide with water
      • menthol = a crystalline compound that has the cool and minty taste and odor that occurs naturally in peppermint oil
      • nitrogen mustard = a toxic compound resembling mustard gas in structure
      • nitride = a compound containing nitrogen and a more electropositive element
      • oxide = any compound of oxygen with another element or a radical
      • polymer = a naturally occurring or synthetic compound consisting of large molecules made up of a linked series of repeated simple monomers
      • preservative = a chemical compound that is added to protect against decay or decomposition
      • benzoquinone / quinone = any of a class of aromatic yellow compounds including several that are biologically important as coenzymes or acceptors or vitamins
      • salt = a compound formed by replacing hydrogen in an acid by a metal
      • caustic = any chemical substance that burns or destroys living tissue
      • nitrate = any compound containing the nitrate group
      • chloride = any compound containing a chlorine atom
      • heterocyclic compound / heterocyclic / heterocycle = a compound containing a heterocyclic ring
      • silicide = any of various compounds of silicon with a more electropositive element or radical
      • siloxane = any of a large class of compounds that have alternate silicon and oxygen atoms
      • solvate = a compound formed by solvation
      • sternutatory / sternutator = a chemical substance that causes sneezing and coughing and crying
      • stripper = a chemical compound used to remove paint or varnish
      • sulphide / sulfide = a compound of sulphur and some other element that is more electropositive
      • telluride = any binary compound of tellurium with other more electropositive elements
      • tenderiser / tenderizer = a substance (as the plant enzyme papain) applied to meat to make it tender
      • tetrachloride = any compound that contains four chlorine atoms per molecule
      • triazine = any of three isomeric compounds having three carbon and three nitrogen atoms in a six-membered ring
      • yellowcake / U308 = an impure mixture of uranium oxides obtained during the processing of uranium ore
      • enamel = a colored glassy compound (opaque or partially opaque) that is fused to the surface of metal or glass or pottery for decoration or protection
      • pregnanediol = a compound found in women's urine during certain phases of the menstrual cycle and in the urine of pregnant women

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Chemical Compound

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Google previewA Dictionary of Chemical Engineering (2014)

by Carl Schaschke

A chemical compound having double or triple bonds within its structure. Unsaturated compounds can undergo addition as well as substitution reactions, such as the hydrogenation of vegetable fatty acids. 2. A solution containing less than the ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Chemical Terms (1920)

by James Fitton Couch

Any chemical compound which does not contain carbon, except that carbonates, cyanides, and a few other simple carbonic derivatives are usually considered inorganic in nature. Insoluble.

Google previewConcise Encyclopedia of Plastics (2012)

by D.V. Rosato, Marlene G. Rosato

chemical compound A substance composed of atoms of two or more elements chemically united in a fixed proportion. See atom; compound; molar mass of a chemical compound. chemical configuration 1. The chemical structure that is ...

Google previewDictionary of Industrial Terms (2013)

by Michael D. Holloway, Chikezie Nwaoha

Chemical Compound: The general term referring to the tire tread's chemical makeup. Mechanical Engineering Compound: (1) chemically speaking, a distinct substance formed by the combination of two or more elements in definite proportions ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Data Warehousing and Mining, Second Edition (2008)

by Wang, John

Mined Data For the QSAR problem, the items are called chemical compound descriptors. There are various types of descriptors that can be used to represent the chemical structure of compounds: chemical element presence in a compound , ...

Google previewArchitect's Illustrated Pocket Dictionary (2012)

by Nikolas Davies, Erkki Jokiniemi

sodium hydrogen carbonate; a white, water-soluble chemical compound, NaHCO3, used in fire extinguishers and baking. sodium borate see sodium tetraborate; see borax. sodium chlorate a colourless, water-soluble chemical compound, ...

Google previewLewis' Dictionary of Occupational and Environmental Safety and Health (1999)

by Jeffrey Wayne Vincoli

chelate A chemical compound in which a metallic ion is combined with a ...

Google previewTaber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (2017)

by Donald Venes

chemical compound SEE: under compound. chemical dependence Substance abuse. chemical dependency counselor A health care professional who provides guidance and ...

Google previewHawkins' electrical dictionary (1910)

a cyclopedia of words, terms, phrases and data used in the electric arts, trades and sciences by Nehemiah Hawkins

Chemical Compound. — A union of two or more ingredients, in definite proportions by weight, so combined as to form a distinct substance; as, water is a compound of oxygen and hydrogen. Chemical Effect. — An effect resulting from the ...

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