chemical

Definitions

  • Chemical plant to make wood pulp
    Chemical plant to make wood pulp
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj chemical relating to or used in chemistry "chemical engineer","chemical balance"
    • adj chemical of or made from or using substances produced by or used in reactions involving atomic or molecular changes "chemical fertilizer"
    • n chemical material produced by or used in a reaction involving changes in atoms or molecules
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Cotton crops can be sprayed up to 40 times a year making it the most chemical-intensive crop in the world
    • n Chemical A substance used for producing a chemical effect; a reagent.
    • a Chemical Pertaining to chemistry; characterized or produced by the forces and operations of chemistry; employed in the processes of chemistry; as, chemical changes; chemical combinations.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Bananas contain a natural chemical which can make a person happy. This same chemical is found in Prozac
    • chemical Pertaining to chemistry: as, a chemical experiment.
    • chemical Pertaining to the phenomena with which chemistry deals and to the laws by which they are regulated; accordant with the laws of chemistry.
    • chemical Also chemic.
    • chemical CaCl2 + Na2CO3 = CaCO3 + 2NaCl.
    • chemical This is a true equation in the algebraic sense, because the value of the two members is the same. Since matter is indestructible, nothing is lost in the reaction, and the weights of calcium chlorid and sodium carbonate which reacted must be precisely the same as the combined weights of the resultant calcium carbonate and sodium chlorid.
    • n chemical A substance produced by a chemical process; a chemical agent prepared for scientific or economic use: as, the manufacture of chemicals.
    • chemical Versed in chemistry; engaged in the study of chemistry or in chemical research or investigation: as, a chemical philosopher; a chemical friend.
    • chemical Of or pertaining to alchemy or alchemists. Also chymical.
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Quotations

  • Carl Jung
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    “The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances. If there is any reaction, both are transformed.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    “'Tis a superstition to insist on a special diet. All is made at last of the same chemical atoms.”
  • Charles Kingsley
    Charles%20Kingsley
    “Feelings are like chemicals, the more you analyze them the worse they smell.”
  • William S. Burroughs
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    “Anything that can be done chemically can be done by other means.”
  • Source Unknown
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    “Everybody's youth is a dream, a form of chemical madness.”
  • James Dye
    James Dye
    “Doesn't make much sense to me to spray everything with chemicals when you're trying to clean.”

Usage

In literature:

Plants are the great chemical manufacturers in the world of life, and second to them come our human industrial and scientific chemists.
"More Science From an Easy Chair" by Sir E. Ray (Edwin Ray) Lankester
This disease may be occasioned by acrid or indigestible matters taken into the stomach, which may chemically or mechanically injure its interior coat.
"Zoonomia, Vol. II" by Erasmus Darwin
Just as elements combine chemically to form minerals, so do minerals combine mechanically, either loosely or compactly, to form rocks.
"The Economic Aspect of Geology" by C. K. Leith
The presence of preservatives can also only be detected by chemical analysis.
"The Home Medical Library, Volume V (of VI)" by Various
Cameras, Lenses, and all the necessary Photographic Apparatus and Chemicals, are supplied, tested, and guaranteed.
"Notes and Queries, Number 231, April 1, 1854" by Various
The first point to be cleared up was that of chemical composition.
"A Popular History of Astronomy During the Nineteenth Century" by Agnes M. (Agnes Mary) Clerke
I shall attempt stating the chemical problem furnished by the vesicles here in a mechanical form.
"The Cruise of the Betsey" by Hugh Miller
For a chemical brother spilt sulphuric acid over the first, and the second married a custom-house officer.
"Somehow Good" by William de Morgan
If chemical action can produce it, it will produce chemical action, as in the decomposition of water and electro-plating.
"The Machinery of the Universe" by Amos Emerson Dolbear
The electrolyte used in the battery is made by mixing chemically pure concentrated Sulphuric Acid with chemically pure water.
"The Automobile Storage Battery" by O. A. Witte
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In poetry:

You with your long academical
Causes for "thinning on top,"
Selling me gallons of chemical
Tonic, a brush, and a strop;
"Christmas Cards" by Franklin Pierce Adams
With skill that spares your toiling hands,
And chemic aid that science brings,
Reclaim the waste and outworn lands,
And reign thereon as kings
"The Homestead" by John Greenleaf Whittier
But let the wine be unfermented, Pale,
Of chemicals compounded, God knows how—
This were indeed the Prophet's Paradise,
O Paradise were Wilderness enow.
"The New Omar" by Gilbert Keith Chesterton
HOW is it that masters, and science, and art,
One spark of intelligence fail to impart,
Unless in that chemical union combined,
Of which the result, in one word, is a mind ?
"Accomplishment" by Jane Taylor
Boast, favour'd Media! boast thy flowery stores;
Thy thousand hues by chemic suns refined;
'Tis not the dress or mien my soul adores,
'Tis the rich beauties of Britannia's mind.
"Elegy XIV. Declining an Invitation To Visit Foreign Countries" by William Shenstone
"For thee my sylphs, with tender care, shall mark
The pointless pathway of the secret rills,
And light with lambent ray the caverns dark,
Where chemic nature mystic wealth distils.
"The Complaint Of The Goddess Of The Glaciers To Doctor Darwin" by Helen Maria Williams

In news:

From the Umatilla Chemical Agent Disposal Facility.
The Project Management Institute (PMI) named the Umatilla Chemical Agent Disposal Facility (UMCDF) the 2012 Project of the Year at its annual awards ceremony last weekend.
IFixit offers chemical analysis of the iPhone 5.
Police are investigating a chemical bomb threat near the CNN Center in Atlanta.
Adam Lee says that a caller claimed to have planted a chemical bomb at the center.
ATLANTA — Authorities say a caller mentioned possible chemicals being placed at the CNN Center in downtown Atlanta, prompting officers to close streets around the complex as they searched for a possible chemical bomb .
Authorities say a caller mentioned possible chemicals being placed at the CNN Center in downtown Atlanta, prompting officers to close streets around the complex as they searched for a possible chemical bomb .
Chemical bomb threat prompts street closures around CNN Center.
ATLANTA – Police closed streets and sidewalks around CNN Center in downtown Atlanta as they investigated a chemical bomb threat, but found no such device during a search of the complex.
Tire slasher caught, chemical bomb hits vehicle.
New chemical element discovered in Japan.
Clean-Coal Plant Turns Out Natural Gas And Chemicals.
With efforts to revamp the nation's chemical safety law stalled in Congress, the Obama administration's top environmental regulator vowed three years ago to act on her own to beef up the oversight of toxic substances.
Cheap natural gas feeds chemical industry boom.
The Society of Chemical Industry , America International Group, recently announced that David Weidman, chairman and CEO of Celanese Corp. Will receive the SCI Chemical Industry Medal.
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In science:

Being uniform in the star, these redshifted chemical imbalances are the ideal variables to quantify the departure from chemical equilibrium and follow its time evolution.
Rotochemical Heating of Neutron Stars: Rigorous Formalism with Electrostatic Potential Perturbations
Their formation and decomposition are first order phase transitions, not chemical reactions; they are not chemical compounds as the trapped molecules are not bonded to the lattice.
A CF3I-based SDD Prototype for Spin-independent Dark Matter Searches
Figure 5: (a) Chemical structure of polythiophene. (b) Schematic structural diagram of a positively-charged polaron on a polythiophene chain. (c) Chemical structure of soluble poly(3-alkylthienylenes) .
Route to Room-Temperature Superconductivity from a Practical Point of View
The chemical potential of dimers, µd , is defined through the relationship 2µ = ǫb + µd involving the molecular binding energy ǫb and the atomic chemical potential µ.
Theory of ultracold Fermi gases
One observes that for the combination of the pairs (m+ , m− ) considered above, only the equality, to an error of order 1/N , between two ‘partial chemical potentials’ is fixed; the relationships between these with the other two partial chemical potentials is undetermined.
On the Luttinger theorem concerning number of particles in the ground states of systems of interacting fermions
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