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Chemistry Glossary Terms Starting with the Letter C

Chemistry Glossary and Dictionary

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Crystals have an ordered atomic or molecular structure.

Crystals have an ordered atomic or molecular structure.

William Roesly, morguefile.com

This chemistry glossary offers definitions for terms which are commonly used in chemistry and chemical engineering.

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cadmium

caffeine

calcium

calibration

californium

calomel

calorie

calorimeter

calorimeter constant (C)

calorimetry

calx

calx of lead

calx of mercury

candela

capillary action

capsid

capsomere

carat

carbanion

carbenium

carbocation

carbodiimide group

carbohydrate

carbon

carbonate

carbonate ion

carbon black

carbon-carbon bond

carbon-carbon double bond

carbon-carbon triple bond

carbonium ion

carbonyl

carboxylation

carboxy-layse

carboxyl group

carboxylic acid

carboy

carcinogen

carotenoid

catabolism

catalysis

catalyst

catalytic cracking

catenation

cathode

cathode ray

cathode ray tube

cation

causality principle

cavitation

cell potential

Celsius temperature scale

ceiling limit

centi

ceramic

cerium

cesium

cetane number (CN)

CFC

CGS units

chain molecule

chain reaction

chalcogen

chaotropic

charge

Charles's law

chelate

chelating agent

chemical

chemical change

chemical energy

chemical engineering

chemical equation

chemical equilibrium

chemical formula

chemical kinetics

chemical physics

chemical property

chemical reaction

chemical symbol

chemiluminescence

chemistry

Cherenkov radiation

chiral center

chirality

chlorate

chloride

chlorinated hydrocarbon

chlorination

chlorination reaction

chlorine

chlorite

chlorocarbon

chlorofluorocarbon

cholesteric

chromate

chromate compound

chromatography

chromite

chromium

chromophore

circuit

closed system

coagulation

cobalt

coenzyme

cohesion

colligative properties

colloid

columbium

combined gas law

combination reaction

combustion

combustion reaction

common-ion effect

compound

common name

Complementarity Principle

complete combustion

complex ion

composite material

comproportionation

concentrated

concentration

condensation

condensation reaction

condensation polymer

condensed formula

conductor

conformation

conformer

congener

conjugate

conjugate acid

conjugate base

conjugated system

conservation of energy

conservation of mass

constant variable

continuous spectrum

contributing structure

controlled variable

convection

conversion factor

coordination bond

coordination complex

coordination compound

coordination number

copernicium

copolymer

copper

corrosion

corrosive

coulomb

Coulomb's law

covalent bond

covalent compound

covalent radius

cracking

critical mass

critical molar volume

critical point

critical pressure

critical temperature

cross-link

crown ether

crude oil

cyrogenics

cryogenic gas

crystal

crystal field splitting

crystallize

crystallization water

crystals of silver

cubic centimeter

cupric

cuprous

cuprum

curie

Curie point

curium

current

cyanate

cyanide

cycloalkane

cycloalkene

cys

cysteine

cystine

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