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Chemistry Glossary Terms Starting with the Letter A

Chemistry Glossary and Dictionary

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A is for atom, the basic chemical building block of an element.

A is for atom, the basic chemical building block of an element.

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This chemistry glossary offers definitions for terms which are commonly used in chemistry and chemical engineering. An engineering glossary is available, too.

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α-carbon

α-hydrogen

Abegg's rule

abhesive

ab initio

ablation

abrasive

absolute alcohol

absolute error

absolute pressure

absolute temperature

absolute uncertainty

absolute vacuum

absolute zero

absorbance

absorbed dose

absorption

absorption cross section

absorption spectroscopy

absorption spectrum

absorptivity

abstraction

abundance ratio

accelerator

accuracy

acetal

acetate

achiral

acid

acid anhydride

acid-base indicator

acid-base titration

acid dissociation constant - Ka

acid catalysis

acidic solution

acid promoted

acidulant

acology

acrylic fiber

actinic

actinides

actinium

activated carbon

activated charcoal

activated complex

activation energy - Ea

activity series

actual yield

acute health effect

acylating agent

acylation

acyl group

acyl halide

addition compound

addition polymer

addition reaction

adhesive

adsorption

adulterant

aeration

aerosol

aether

air

ala

alchemy

alcohol

alcoholate

alcohol dehydrogenase

alcoholysis

aldehyde

aldoheptose

aldohexose

aldoxime

aldopentose

aldose

aldotetrose

algaecide

aliphatic

aliphatic amino acid

aliphatic compound

aliphatic group

aliphatic hydrocarbon

alkali metal

alkaline

alkaline earth metal

alkalinity

alkaloid

alkane

alkanoylation

alkene

alkenyl group

alkoxide

alkoxy group

alkylammonium salt

alkylate

alkylation

alkyl group

alkyne

allotrope

alloy

alpha carbon

alpha decay

alpha hydrogen

alpha particle

alpha radiation

alternating copolymer

aluminum

amalgam

americium

amide

amidogen

amine

amine functional group

amino acid

aminolysis

ammeter

ammonium

ammonium salt

amorphous

ampere

amphetamine

amphiprotic

amphoteric

amphoteric oxide

amplitude

amu

anaerobic

analyte

analytical chemistry

angstrom

angular momentum quantum number

anhydrous

anion

androgen

anisotropy

annealing

anode

anodize

anti addition

antiarmomaticity

antibonding orbital

antichlor

antiferromagnetism

anti-Markovnikov addition

antimony

antioxidant

anti-periplanar

aprotic solvent

aqueous

aqueous solution

aqua fortis

aqua regia

arene

arg

argentum

argon

aromatic compound

Arrhenius acid

Arrhenius base

Arrhenius rate equation

arsenic

aryl

aryl halide

asbestos

asn

asp

asphalt

asphaltic

asphyxiant

astatine

astrochemistry

atactic

atom

atomic ion

atomic mass

atomic mass unit (amu)

atomic number

atomic radius

atomic solid

atomic volume

atomic weight

atmosphere

atto

Aufbau principle

aurum

austenite

autoionization

Avogadro's Law

Avogadro's number

azeotrope

azide

azimuthal quantum number

azo compound

azo group

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