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Chemical agent   /kˈɛməkəl ˈeɪdʒənt/   Listen
Chemical agent

An agent that produces chemical reactions.

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"Chemical agent" Quotes from Famous Books

... knowing what they are, and then see what that instrument does to them. There is some copper (observe the various changes which it can undergo), and here is some nitric acid, and you will find that this, being a strong chemical agent, will act very powerfully when I add it to the copper. It is now sending forth a beautiful red vapour; but as we do not want that vapour, Mr. Anderson will hold it near the chimney for a short time, that we may have the use and beauty of the experiment without the annoyance. ...
— The Chemical History Of A Candle • Michael Faraday

Words linked to "Chemical agent" :   vesicatory, desiccant, oxidizer, scavenger, reagent, agent, reducing agent, surfactant, wetting agent, drying agent, active, oxidizing agent, reducer, reductant, oxidiser, wetter, surface-active agent, vesicant, active agent, oxidant, siccative, drier

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