chemical chain meaning

  "chemical chain" in a sentence
Noun: chemical chain
  1. (chemistry) a series of linked atoms (generally in an organic molecule)
    - chain

Derived forms: chemical chains

Type of: building block, unit

Part of: molecule

  • chemical:    Adjective: chemica ...
  • chain:    Noun: chain & ...
  • t chain:    [Medicine]A glycop ...


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  1. The rupture launches a chemical chain reaction that often culminates with a big blood clot.
  2. In 1913 the German chemist Max Bodenstein first put forth the idea of chemical chain reactions.
  3. Morowitz advanced the idea by making detailed calculations about the chemical chain of events needed to make life possible.
  4. This can be accomplished by applying dry chemical or halogenated agents that interrupt the chemical chain reaction and stop flaming.
  5. At high temperatures, organobromine compounds readily convert to free bromine atoms, a process that stops free radical chemical chain reactions.

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