CHEMISTRY TERMS

Chemistry terms are used to describe the various chemical elements, compounds, processes and tests. Whether you're in the classroom or the lab, chemistry terms are necessary for proper communication. Click here to check out some great chemistry articles.
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Turpentine

Turpentine, an oleoresin (a mixture of oil and resin) contained in the bark and wood of some coniferous trees.

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  • 10 Scientific Words You're Probably Using Wrong

    10 Scientific Words You're Probably Using Wrong

    If you have a theory that potato chips are making you fat, (the proof seems to be your expanding waistline and those empty bags of Lay's), you've just used two scientific terms in a very unscientific way. What do the words really mean? See more »

  • Boiling

    Boiling

    Boiling, the process of changing a liquid into a vapor by the application of heat. See more »

  • Decay

    Decay

    Decay, the breaking down, or decomposing, of dead tissue or organic matter into simpler chemical compounds. See more »

  • Enzymes

    Enzymes

    Enzymes, complex proteins produced by all living things. They play an important role in nearly all the chemical reactions that take place in organisms by acting as catalysts. See more »

  • Explosive

    Explosive

    Explosive, a substance that will burn up or decompose almost instantly, producing intense heat and a large volume of expanding gas. See more »

  • Gas (natural)

    Gas (natural)

    Gas, a fuel. Natural gas is taken from underground deposits where it has been trapped for centuries. See more »

  • Glass

    Glass

    Glass, a hard, brittle, and usually transparent material. As a scientific term, the word glass is often used to refer to any rigid substance that is amorphous (not made up of crystals), with the exception of plastics and certain other substances containing carbon. See more »

  • Insulation

    Insulation

    Insulation, the use of resistant or absorptive materials to retard or prevent the passage of heat, sound, mechanical vibration, electricity, or radiation. See more »

  • Microscope

    Microscope

    Microscope, an instrument used to obtain enlarged images of tiny objects or minute details of objects. See more »

  • Pitch

    Pitch

    Pitch, a dark-colored, thick, sticky substance produced from any one of several sources. See more »

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