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Noun1.chemical compound - (chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight
chemical science, chemistry - the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions
vanillin - a crystalline compound found in vanilla beans and some balsam resins; used in perfumes and flavorings
acceptor - (chemistry) 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; used in manufacturing
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; "bases include oxides and hydroxides of metals and ammonia"
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; not admitting of chemical classification
buffer - (chemistry) 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 (CS2); used in the manufacture of rayon and cellophane and carbon tetrachloride and as a solvent for rubber
cofactor - a substance (as a coenzyme) that must join with another to produce a given result
cementite, iron carbide - a chemical compound that is a constituent of steel and cast iron; very hard and brittle
chemical, chemical substance - material produced by or used in a reaction involving changes in atoms or molecules
chloropicrin, nitrochloroform - a heavy colorless insoluble liquid compound that causes tears and vomiting; used as a pesticide and as tear gas
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; "calcium carbonate occurs in the allomorphs calcite and aragonite"
corrosive - a substance having the tendency to cause corrosion (such a strong acids or alkali)
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 (as a dye or a photographic image)
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; "the physician prescribed a commercial preparation of the medicine"
enantiomer, enantiomorph - 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, synthetic substance - a compound made artificially by chemical reactions