What does chemical compound mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. compound, chemical compound(noun)

    (chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight


  1. chemical compound(Noun)

    Any substance formed by the union of two or more chemical elements in a fixed ratio, the union being a chemical bond.

  2. chemical compound(Noun)

    Any single substance, either compound or element


  1. Chemical compound

    A chemical compound is a pure chemical substance consisting of two or more different chemical elements that can be separated into simpler substances by chemical reactions. Chemical compounds have a unique and defined chemical structure; they consist of a fixed ratio of atoms that are held together in a defined spatial arrangement by chemical bonds. Chemical compounds can be molecular compounds held together by covalent bonds, salts held together by ionic bonds, intermetallic compounds held together by metallic bonds, or complexes held together by coordinate covalent bonds. Pure chemical elements are not considered chemical compounds, even if they consist of molecules that contain only multiple atoms of a single element, which are called diatomic molecules or polyatomic molecules.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of chemical compound in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of chemical compound in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Michael Ardern-Jones:

    Almost any chemical compound could be implicated as an allergen, so it is almost impossible for a cream to be truly non-allergic, Thus, as there is no true ‘hypoallergenic’ cream, there is no agreed meaning of ‘hypoallergenic.’.

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