Chemical attraction
Chemical Chem"ic*al, a. Pertaining to chemistry; characterized or produced by the forces and operations of chemistry; employed in the processes of chemistry; as, chemical changes; chemical combinations. [1913 Webster]

{Chemical attraction} or {Chemical affinity}. See under {Attraction}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Chemical attraction — Attraction At*trac tion, n. [L. attractio: cf. F. attraction.] 1. (Physics) An invisible power in a body by which it draws anything to itself; the power in nature acting mutually between bodies or ultimate particles, tending to draw them together …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chemical attraction — the tendency of atoms of one element to unite with those of another; called also a. of affinity …   Medical dictionary

  • chemical attraction — noun the force attracting atoms to each other and binding them together in a molecule basic dyes have an affinity for wool and silk • Syn: ↑affinity • Hypernyms: ↑force …   Useful english dictionary

  • Chemical — Chem ic*al, a. Pertaining to chemistry; characterized or produced by the forces and operations of chemistry; employed in the processes of chemistry; as, chemical changes; chemical combinations. [1913 Webster] {Chemical attraction} or {Chemical… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Chemical affinity — Chemical Chem ic*al, a. Pertaining to chemistry; characterized or produced by the forces and operations of chemistry; employed in the processes of chemistry; as, chemical changes; chemical combinations. [1913 Webster] {Chemical attraction} or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Attraction — At*trac tion, n. [L. attractio: cf. F. attraction.] 1. (Physics) An invisible power in a body by which it draws anything to itself; the power in nature acting mutually between bodies or ultimate particles, tending to draw them together, or to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Attraction of gravitation — Attraction At*trac tion, n. [L. attractio: cf. F. attraction.] 1. (Physics) An invisible power in a body by which it draws anything to itself; the power in nature acting mutually between bodies or ultimate particles, tending to draw them together …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chemical affinity — /kɛmɪkəl əˈfɪnəti/ (say kemikuhl uh finuhtee) noun 1. chemical attraction; the force binding atoms together. 2. the free energy change during a chemical reaction …   Australian English dictionary

  • chemical association — ▪ chemical bonding       the aggregation of atoms (atom) or molecules (molecule) into larger units held together by forces weaker than chemical bonds that bind atoms in molecules. The term is usually restricted to the formation of aggregates of… …   Universalium

  • attraction of affinity — chemical a …   Medical dictionary

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