HyperDic: chemical_compound

English > 1 sense of the expression chemical compound:
NOUNsubstancechemical compound, compound(chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight
English > chemical compound: 1 sense > noun 1, substance
Meaning(chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight.
Categorychemistry, chemical scienceThe science of matter
Narroweracceptor(chemistry) in the formation of a coordinate bond it is the compound to which electrons are donated
acidAny of various water-soluble compounds having a sour taste and capable of turning litmus red and reacting with a base to form a salt
adductA compound formed by an addition reaction
allomorphAny of several different crystalline forms of the same chemical compound
aluminateA compound of alumina and a metallic oxide
ammineA complex inorganic compound that contains ammonia molecules
anhydrideA compound formed from one or more other compounds in a reaction resulting in removal of water
anionic compoundA compound characterized by an active anion
antiknockAny of various compounds that are added to gasoline to reduce engine knocking
arsenideA compound of arsenic with a more positive element
azideA chemical compound containing the azido group combined with an element or radical
base, alkaliAny of various water-soluble compounds capable of turning litmus blue and reacting with an acid to form a salt and water
benzofuran, coumarone, cumaroneA colorless oily compound extracted from coal tar and used in manufacturing synthetic resins
binary compoundchemical compound composed of only two elements
bitter principleAny one of several hundred compounds having a bitter taste
buffer(chemistry) an ionic compound that resists changes in its pH
calcium-cyanamide, cyanamideA compound used as a fertilizer and as a source of nitrogen compounds
carbon disulfideA toxic colorless flammable liquid / liquid (CS2)
carbonylA compound containing metal combined with carbon monoxide
causticAny chemical substance that burns or destroys living tissue
cementite, iron carbideA chemical compound that is a constituent of steel and cast iron
chlorideAny compound containing a chlorine atom
chloropicrin, nitrochloroformA heavy colorless insoluble liquid compound that causes tears and vomiting
chromogenA compound that can be converted to a pigment
cofactorA substance (as a coenzyme) that must join with another to produce a given result
complex, coordination compoundA compound described in terms of the central atom to which other atoms are bound or coordinated
corrosiveA substance having the tendency to cause corrosion (such a strong acids or alkali)
defoliantA chemical that is sprayed on plants and causes their leaves to fall off
depilatoryA chemical (usually a sulfide) used to remove hair or wool or bristles from hides
derivativeA compound obtained from, or regarded as derived from, another compound
dimerA compound whose molecules are composed of two identical monomers
enamelA colored glassy compound (opaque or partially opaque) that is fused to the surface of metal or glass or pottery for decoration or protection
enantiomorph, enantiomerEither one of a pair of compounds (crystals or molecules) that are mirror images on each other but are not identical
exothermA compound that gives off heat during its formation and absorbs heat during its decomposition
fixing agent, fixerA chemical compound that sets or fixes something (as a dye or a photographic image)
flavoneA colorless crystalline compound that is part of a number of white or yellow plant pigments
formulation, preparationA substance prepared according to a formula
goitrogenAny substance (such as thiouracil) that induces the formation of a goiter
heterocyclic compound, heterocyclic, heterocycleA compound containing a heterocyclic ring
hydrateAny compound that contains water of crystallization
hydrogen cyanideA highly poisonous gas or volatile liquid / liquid that smells like bitter almonds
hydroxide, hydrated oxideA compound of an oxide with water
hydroxideA chemical compound containing the hydroxyl group
incenseA substance that produces a fragrant odor when burned
inorganic compoundAny compound that does not contain carbon
iodocompoundA compound containing the covalent iodine radical
isomerA compound that exists in forms having different arrangements of atoms but the same molecular weight
manganese tetroxideAn oxide of manganese found naturally as hausmannite
mentholA crystalline compound that has the cool and minty taste and odor that occurs naturally in peppermint oil
monomerA simple compound whose molecules can join together to form polymers
nitrateAny compound containing the nitrate group (such as a salt or ester of nitric acid)
nitrideA compound containing nitrogen and a more electropositive element (such as phosphorus or a metal)
nitrogen mustardA toxic compound resembling mustard gas in structure
organic compoundAny compound of carbon and another element or a radical
oxideAny compound of oxygen with another element or a radical
ozonideAny of a class of unstable chemical compounds resulting from the addition of ozone to a double bond in an unsaturated compound
polymerA naturally occurring or synthetic compound consisting of large molecules made up of a linked series of repeated simple monomers
pregnanediolA compound found in women's urine during certain phases of the menstrual cycle and in the urine of pregnant women
preservativeA chemical compound that is added to protect against decay or decomposition
quinone, benzoquinoneAny of a class of aromatic yellow compounds including several that are biologically important as coenzymes or acceptors or vitamins
repellent, repellantA chemical substance that repels animals
repellent, repellantA compound with which fabrics are treated to repel water
saltA compound formed by replacing hydrogen in an acid by a metal (or a radical that acts like a metal)
silicideAny of various compounds of silicon with a more electropositive element or radical
siloxaneAny of a large class of compounds that have alternate silicon and oxygen atoms
solvateA compound formed by solvation (the combination of solvent molecules with molecules or ions of the solute)
sternutator, sternutatoryA chemical substance that causes sneezing and coughing and crying
stripperA chemical compound used to remove paint or varnish
sulfide, sulphideA compound of sulphur and some other element that is more electropositive
synthetic, synthetic substanceA compound made artificially by chemical reactions
taurineA colorless crystalline substance obtained from the bile of mammals
tellurideAny binary compound of tellurium with other more electropositive elements
tenderizer, tenderiserA substance (as the plant enzyme papain) applied to meat to make it tender
tetrachlorideAny compound that contains four chlorine atoms per molecule
triazineAny of three isomeric compounds having three carbon and three nitrogen atoms in a six-membered ring
vanillinA crystalline compound found in vanilla beans and some balsam / balsam resins
yellowcake, U308An impure mixture of uranium oxides obtained during the processing of uranium ore
Broaderchemical, chemical substanceMaterial produced by or used in a reaction involving changes in atoms or molecules
Spanishcompuesto, compuesto químico
Catalancompost, compost químic

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