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Definition of the noun chemical element

What does chemical element mean as a name of something?


  1. any of the more than 100 known substances (of which 92 occur naturally) that cannot be separated into simpler substances and that singly or in combination constitute all matter

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  1. [chemistry] Any one of the simplest chemical substances that cannot be decomposed in a chemical reaction. Chemical elements consist of atoms which have the same number of protons.

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Google previewCrossword Puzzle Dictionary (2015)

by Murali Mohan Hundigam

of metal—assay Chemical compound—oxide Chemical compounds commonly used in fertilisers—phosphate, potash, nitrate Chemical compound OH— hydroxide Chemical element used in safety matches—phosphorous Chemical element, ...

Google previewAbbreviations Dictionary, Tenth Edition (2001)

by Dean A. Stahl, Karen Landen

Chemical Element Symbols, Atomic Numbers, and Discovery Data.

Google previewA Dictionary of Environment and Conservation (2017)

by Michael Allaby, Chris Park

chemical element See element. chemical emergency An *emergency created by ...

Google previewDictionary of Chemistry

A chemical element with atomic number 37. Rubidium was discovered in 1860 by Robert Bunsen and Gustav Kirchoff in the mineral lepidolite. The name rubidium is derived from rubidus, Latin for deep red coloured. Symbol: Rb. ru-the-ni-um ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Spectroscopy and Spectrometry (2010)

performed using an incident energy close to that of an absorption edge of a chemical element present in the sample. Under these conditions the atomic scattering factor of the element is modified by a factor (called the anomalous dispersion ...

Google previewDictionary of Metals (2012)

by Harold M. Cobb

A chemical element having atomic number 25, atomic weight 55, and the symbol Mn. It was named for magnes, the Latin word for magnet, because of the magnetic properties of pyrolusite in which manganese was found. The element was ...

Google previewBritannica Student Encyclopedia (2014)

by Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc

A chemical element is a basic substance. It cannot be broken down into simpler substances by ordinary chemical processes. Chemical elements are the building blocks for all matter—that is, everything that takes up space in the universe.

Google previewDictionary of Energy (2009)

Expanded Edition by Cutler J. Cleveland, Christopher G. Morris

chemical element of a notable accident in 1957; the cooling system of a radioactive waste containment unit malfunctioned and exploded, releasing about two million curies and exposing a quarter of a million people to radiation. chemical ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Physics (2009)

by Joe Rosen

For the same chemical element, the number of neutrons may vary without affecting the identity of the element. Versions of an element with different numbers of neutrons are called ISOTOPEs of that element.

Google previewThe Standard Electrical Dictionary (1892)

A Popular Dictionary of Words and Terms Used in the Practice of Electric Engineering by Thomas O'Conor Sloane

Chatterjon's Compound, Chemical Change, Chemical Electric Meter, Chemical, Electro-, Equivalents Chemical Element, . Chemical Energy, Chemical Equivalent .

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