Chemistry Words 30 words

Chemistry Words
  1. enzyme
    any of several complex proteins that are produced by cells and act as catalysts in specific biochemical reactions
  2. substrate
    the substance that is acted upon by an enzyme or ferment
  3. 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
  4. base
    lowest support of a structure
  5. alkaline
    relating to or containing an alkali; having a pH greater than 7
  6. amphoteric
    having characteristics of both an acid and a base and capable of reacting as either
  7. isomer
    a compound that exists in forms having different arrangements of atoms but the same molecular weight
  8. enantiomer
    either one of a pair of compounds (crystals or molecules) that are mirror images on each other but are not identical
  9. reaction
    an idea evoked by some experience
  10. balance
    harmonious arrangement or relation of parts or elements within a whole (as in a design)
  11. equation
    a mathematical statement that two expressions are equal
  12. formula
    a group of symbols that make a mathematical statement
  13. molecule
    (physics and chemistry) the simplest structural unit of an element or compound
  14. atom
    (physics and chemistry) the smallest component of an element having the chemical properties of the element
  15. atomic
    of or relating to or comprising atoms
  16. molecular
    relating to or produced by or consisting of molecules
  17. molar
    grinding tooth with a broad crown; located behind the premolars
  18. molarity
    concentration measured by the number of moles of solute per liter of solution
  19. molal
    designating a solution containing one mole of solute per kilogram of solvent
  20. molality
    concentration measured by the number of moles of solute per kilogram of solvent
  21. proton
    a stable particle with positive charge equal to the negative charge of an electron
  22. neutron
    an elementary particle with 0 charge and mass about equal to a proton; enters into the structure of the atomic nucleus
  23. electron
    an elementary particle with negative charge
  24. positron
    an elementary particle with positive charge; interaction of a positron and an electron results in annihilation
  25. quark
    (physics) hypothetical truly fundamental particle in mesons and baryons; there are supposed to be six flavors of quarks (and their antiquarks), which come in pairs; each has an electric charge of +2/3 or -1/3
  26. orbital
    of or relating to an orbit
  27. litmus
    a coloring material (obtained from lichens) that turns red in acid solutions and blue in alkaline solutions; used as a very rough acid-base indicator
  28. chelate
    a heterocyclic compound having a metal ion attached by coordinate bonds to at least two nonmetal ions
  29. chelation
    the process of forming a ring by forming one or more hydrogen bonds
  30. ligand
    a substance (an atom or molecule or radical or ion) that forms a complex around a central atom