Definition of Chemical compound
1. Noun. (chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight.
Category relationships: Chemical Science, Chemistry
Specialized synonyms: Vanillin, Acceptor, Adduct, Antiknock, Acid, Arsenide, Hydrogen Cyanide, Anionic Compound, Alkali, Base, Binary Compound, Taurine, Chromogen, Manganese Tetroxide, Monomer, Ozonide, Organic Compound, Ammine, Anhydride, Azide, Bitter Principle, Buffer, Calcium-cyanamide, Cyanamide, Carbonyl, Carbon Disulfide, Cofactor, Cementite, Iron Carbide, Chloropicrin, Nitrochloroform, Complex, Coordination Compound, Allomorph, Corrosive, Aluminate, Defoliant, Depilatory, Derivative, Dimer, Fixer, Fixing Agent, Flavone, Formulation, Preparation, Enantiomer, Enantiomorph, Exotherm, Goitrogen, Benzofuran, Coumarone, Cumarone, Synthetic, Synthetic Substance, Hydrate, Hydroxide, Incense, Inorganic Compound, Repellant, Repellent, Repellant, Repellent, Iodocompound, Isomer, Hydrated Oxide, Hydroxide, Menthol, Nitrogen Mustard, Nitride, Oxide, Polymer, Preservative, Benzoquinone, Quinone, Salt, Caustic, Nitrate, Chloride, Heterocycle, Heterocyclic, Heterocyclic Compound, Silicide, Siloxane, Solvate, Sternutator, Sternutatory, Stripper, Sulfide, Sulphide, Telluride, Tenderiser, Tenderizer, Tetrachloride, Triazine, U308, Yellowcake, Enamel, Pregnanediol
Generic synonyms: Chemical, Chemical Substance
Derivative terms: Compound
Definition of Chemical compound
1. Noun. (chemistry) Any substance formed by the union of two or more chemical elements in a fixed ratio, the union being a chemical bond. ¹
2. Noun. (informal proscribed) Any single substance, either compound or element ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Lexicographical Neighbors of Chemical Compound
Literary usage of Chemical compound
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1879)
"Lead iodide with lead thiocyanate forms neither mixed crystal nor true chemical compound. Lead thiocyanate with lead chloride forms a true chemical compound ..."
2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1910)
"To obtain a definite chemical compound in the pure state usually requires ... As F. Wald states it, a chemical compound is a phase whose composition remains ..."
3. The Elements of Physics: A College Text-book by Edward Leamington Nichols, William Suddards Franklin (1898)
"For example, pure water (which contains always 200 parts by weight of hydrogen to 1588 parts by weight of oxygen) is a chemical compound; air, ..."
4. Familiar Letters on Chemistry: In Its Relations to Physiology, Dietetics by Justus Liebig (1859)
"... which bodies unite, as well as the proportions :ii which they replace each other ill chemical compounds. A chemical compound is characterised by this, ..."
5. Hand-book of Chemistry by Leopold Gmelin, Henry Watts (1848)
"Every chemical compound may, as far as we know, be resolved into its elemente. ... The resolution of a chemical compound into its elements is called ..."
6. A Text-book of Mineralogy: With an Extended Treatise on Crystallography and by Edward Salisbury Dana (1898)
"chemical compound.—A chemical compound is a combination of two or more elements united by the force of chemical attraction. It is always true of it, ..."