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Chemistry Glossary Terms Starting with the Letter S

Chemistry Glossary and Dictionary

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The term 'salt' doesn't always refer to sodium chloride.

The term 'salt' doesn't always refer to sodium chloride.

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

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s orbital

sal ammoniac

salifiable

salifiable earths

salt

salt bridge

salt of tartar

saltpeter

samarium

saponification

saturated

saturated fat

saturated solution

scalar

scandium

science

scientific law

scientific method

seaborgium

second

secondary alcohol

secondary amide

secondary amine

secondary carbon

secondary radiation

second quantum number

selenium

semi-metal

semipermeable membrane

sequestrant

ser

short-term exposure limit

SI

side chain

sievert

sigma bond

silica

silicate

silicon

silver

simple diffusion

simple protein

simplest formula

single bond

single displacement reaction

skeletal structure

smectic

smelting

smog

smoke

soap

soda ash

sodium

soft x-rays

sol

solid

solubility

solubility product

solute

solution

solvent

sorption

specific gas constant

specific gravity

specific heat

specific heat capacity

specific volume

specific weight

spectator ion

spectroscopy

spectrum

spin

spin quantum number (Ms)

spirit

spirit of alum

spirit of hartshorn

spirit of vitriol

spontaneous fission

spontaneous process

stabilizer

staggered conformation

standard hydrogen electrode

standard molar entropy

standard oxidation potential

standard reduction potential

standard solution

standard temperature and pressure

stannum

starch

state of matter

steam

steam distillation

steel

stere

stereochemistry

stereoisomer

steric number

sterling silver

steroid

sterol

stibium

stiffness

stock solution

stoichiometry

STP

strain

strong acid

strong base

strong electrolyte

strontium

subatomic

sublimation

subshell

substrate

substituent

substitution reaction

sugar

sulfanyl group

sulfate

sulfide

sulfite

sulfur

superacid

supercooling

supercritical fluid

supernate

superoxide

supersaturated

surface tension

surfactant

suspension

symproportionation

syn addition

syn-periplanar conformation

synthesis reaction

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