Characterise (verb), Characteristic (noun), Characterisation (noun) –
to describe the defining qualities of an object
a particular defining quality
a description of the defining qualities of an object.
Compound – a substance composed of two or more elements.
Conversely – to add the opposite or reverse idea.
Derivative – something that demonstrates a relationship of similarity to the original.
Dispersion – the act or manner of spreading something. ( root word- Dis- = apart. Examples; disappear, disgrace, disappoint).
Indicator – that which gives an indication, an idea of the relative value or quality of something.
Ionic compounds – compounds consisting of ionic bonds where the attraction of oppositely charged ions forms the bond. In fact, a pure ‘ionic compound’ is not possible: some covalent bonding is always present. A bond is termed ‘ionic’ when the electrical attraction is greater than the covalent attraction. High melting and boiling points are characteristic of ionic compounds.
Isomers – compounds that have the same molecular formula but differ in their arrangement and properties.
Kinetic – motion or movement. Kinetic energy is the energy of a molecule in movement (see potential energy).
Polarity – having two oppositely charged poles.
Properties – the characteristic qualities of a something.
Proportion (noun), Proportional (adjective) – the relative size or quantity of the parts.
Sufficient – having or being enough.
Van der Waals – a Dutch physicist who won the 1910 Nobel Prize for his work on the behaviour of gases. His name was given to certain weak electrostatic bonds between atoms and molecules.
Velocity – the rate of speed or movement.
Volatile (adjective), Volatility (noun) – describes a substance that evaporates at normal temperatures.
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