Chemistry Glossary Terms Starting with the Letter T

Chemistry Glossary and Dictionary

Example of a titration.
Example of a titration. J.A.Freyre

This chemistry glossary offers definitions for terms which are commonly used in chemistry and chemical engineering.

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tantalum

tautomer

technetium

technology

tellurium

temperature

tera

teratogen

terbium

terminal reaction -  A terminal reaction is the final chemical reaction in a progression of chemical reactions.

terminus

terpene

terpolymer

tertiary alcohol

tertiary amide - A tertiary amide is an amide with three carbon atoms bonded to the amide nitrogen atom.

Tertiary amides are often denoted by the shorthand notation of 3° amide.

tertiary amine -  A tertiary amine is an amine with three carbon atoms bonded to the amine nitrogen. Tertiary amines are often denoted by the shorthand notation 3° amine.

tertiary carbon

tetrahedral

tetramer

tetrel

tetrose

Texas carbon

thallium

theoretical yield

theory

thermal

thermionic emission

thermochemistry

thermodynamic equilibrium

thermodynamics

thermoelectron

thermometer

thermometry

thermoplastic

thermoset

thermosetting plastic

thioketone

thiol

thiol group

third law of thermodynamics

thixotropic fluid

Thomson effect (Kelvin effect)

thorium - Thorium is the name for the element with atomic number 90 and is represented by the symbol Th.

thr

thulium

tin

tincture

titanium

titrant

titration

torr

total angular momentum quantum number

transfer RNA

trans isomer

transition interval

transition metal

translational energy

transmute

transuranium element

triangular bipyramid

triboluminescence - Triboluminescence is luminescence (light) triggered by mechanical energy or electrical energy from a mechanical action such as friction.
Examples: many minerals, such as quartz, will glow when scratched; sucrose emits a blue light when crushed

triglyceride

trihalomethane

trimer - A trimer is an oligomer containing three mer unit components.

Trimer also refers to a product of a chemical reaction formed from three identical reactants.
Example: The acetaldehyde ammonia trimer is formed from three acetaldehyde (CH3CHO) molecules and three ammonia (NH3) molecules.

triose

triple bond

triple point

tritiation

tritide

tritio group - The tritio group is the hydro functional group (-H) where the hydrogen atom is replaced with the hydrogen isotope tritium.

tritium

triton

tritonation

troy ounce

trp

tungsten

tutty

Tyndall effect

tyr

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