Chemistry

Oxidation

Oxidation

Oxidation is any chemical reaction that involves the moving of electrons. It is the process or result of oxidizing or being oxidized. Specifically, it means the substance that gives away electrons is oxidized. It occurs when an atom, molecule, or ion loses one or more electrons in a chemical reac.....

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Organic Matter

Organic Matter

Organic matter is a matter that has come from a recently living organism. Organic materials are composed solely of organic compounds. They are any type of materials that are found in nature or are made out of items that are found in nature. It is capable of decay, or is the product of decay, or [.....

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Acetone

Acetone

Acetone, or propanone, is an organic compound with the chemical formula (CH3)2CO. It consists of three carbon atoms, six hydrogen atoms, and one oxygen atom. It is a general building block in organic chemistry.  It is a colorless, volatile, flammable organic solvent. This clear, mobile, easy-to.....

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Inorganic Compound

Inorganic Compound

An inorganic compound is a chemical compound that is not an organic compound. That means it is not a carbon-based compound. Inorganics include salts, metals, substances made from single elements and any other compounds that don’t contain carbon bonded to hydrogen. The example for inorganic .....

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Organic Compounds

Organic Compounds

Organic compounds are carbon-based compounds. They are defined as any compound whose molecules contain carbon and hydrogen or compound that is the derivative of it. Organic compounds contain carbon bonds in which at least one carbon atom is covalently linked to an atom of another type (usually h.....

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Nucleic Acid

Nucleic Acid

Nucleic acids are large molecules where genetic information is stored. They are macromolecules that store genetic information and enable protein production. They are composed of individual acid units termed nucleotides. There are two types of nucleic acids: deoxyribonucleic acid, better known as .....

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Nonmetal

Nonmetal

Nonmetal or non-metal is a chemical element that does not have the properties of a metal. These elements are omnipresent and essential for life. Some are gases including – hydrogen, helium, oxygen, nitrogen, fluorine, neon or radon and many others. An example of a solid that is a nonmetal i.....

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Neurotransmitters

Neurotransmitters

Neurotransmitters are chemical messengers. They are the molecules used by the nervous system to transmit messages between neurons, or neurons to muscles. Their job is to transmit signals from nerve cells to target cells. They send information between neurons by crossing a synapse. It influences .....

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Molecule

Molecule

A molecule is the smallest amount of a chemical substance that can exist. It is the smallest particle in a chemical element or compound that has the chemical properties of that element or compound. If a molecule were split into smaller pieces, it would be a different substance. Examples of such e.....

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Mole

Mole

Mole is the unit of the amount in chemistry. It is the SI unit of measurement used to measure the number of things, usually atoms or molecules. One mole of something is equal to 6.02214078×1023 of the same things (Avogadro’s number). For example, one mole of grapes is 6.02214078×1.....

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Mixture in Chemistry

Mixture in Chemistry

When you combine two or more materials, you form a mixture. In chemistry, a mixture is a substance that is made up of two or more simpler substances. These substances can be chemical elements or compounds. A mixture can be made of liquids, solids, or gases. The substances in a mixture can be sepa.....

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An Alloy

An Alloy

An alloy is a uniform mixture. It is usually produced by melting the mixture of ingredients. It is made up of two or more chemical elements, of which at least one is a metal. It is a combination of a metal with at least one other metal or nonmetal. An alloy has properties different from [….....

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