chemical phenomenon


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Noun1.chemical phenomenon - any natural phenomenon involving chemistry (as changes to atoms or molecules)
chemical science, chemistry - the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions
natural phenomenon - all phenomena that are not artificial
allotropism, allotropy - the phenomenon of an element existing in two or more physical forms
exchange - chemical process in which one atom or ion or group changes places with another
crystallisation, crystallization, crystallizing - the formation of crystals
valency - the phenomenon of forming chemical bonds
pleomorphism, polymorphism - (chemistry) the existence of different kinds of crystal of the same chemical compound
state of matter, state - (chemistry) the three traditional states of matter are solids (fixed shape and volume) and liquids (fixed volume and shaped by the container) and gases (filling the container); "the solid state of water is called ice"
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The balance of oxygen isotopes within ozone are strikingly weird with enrichment of heavy isotopes through a physical chemical phenomenon first described by co-author Mark Thiemens, a professor of chemistry at UC San Diego, and colleagues 25 years ago.
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