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Chemical change   /kˈɛməkəl tʃeɪndʒ/   Listen
Chemical change

noun
1.
(chemistry) any process determined by the atomic and molecular composition and structure of the substances involved.  Synonyms: chemical action, chemical process.






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"Chemical change" Quotes from Famous Books



... of decomposition. [1] The same processes of time which cause your Oxford oolite to flake away like the leaves of a mouldering book, only warm with a glow of perpetually deepening gold the marbles of Athens and Verona; and the same laws of chemical change which reduce the granites of Dartmoor to porcelain clay, bind the sands of Coventry into stones which can be built ...
— Val d'Arno • John Ruskin

... congestion, inflammation may terminate by resolution. In this case the exuded lymph undergoes chemical change, and the products are absorbed and carried off by the blood vessels and lymphatics, to be thrown out of the body by the kidneys, liver, the glands of the skin, and the other excretory organs. The cells, which have wandered into the neighboring ...
— Special Report on Diseases of the Horse • United States Department of Agriculture

... built up of the two elements nitrogen and hydrogen. All compounds which contain this group are basic in character and combine with acids to form well-defined salts. When these amido bodies are treated with sodium nitrite and hydrochloric acid they undergo a chemical change, the feature of which is that the nitrogen atoms present in the amido compound and in the nitrite unite together and a new compound is produced which is called a diazo compound, and the operation is ...
— The Dyeing of Cotton Fabrics - A Practical Handbook for the Dyer and Student • Franklin Beech

... the Malpighian layer of the epidermis that is most active in cell division. As they are formed the new cells push upwards those already there, and the latter in their progress to the surface undergo a chemical change in which their protoplasm is converted into horny material. This change, as we have already indicated, takes place above ...
— Diseases of the Horse's Foot • Harry Caulton Reeks



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