Organic Chemistry Glossary

Glossary of Organic Chemistry Terms

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This is an organic chemistry glossary. Look up definitions of common and important organic chemistry terms.

ab initio

abrasive

absolute alcohol

absolute error

absolute temperature

absolute uncertainty

absorbance

absorption

absorption cross section

absorption spectroscopy

absorption spectrum

absorptivity

accuracy

acetal

acid

acid anhydride

acid-base indicator

acid-base titration

acid catalysis

acid dissociation constant - Ka

acidic solution

activated complex

activation energy - Ea

activity series

actual yield

acute health effect

acylation

acyl group

acyl halide

adsorption

aerosol

alcohol

alcoholate

aliphatic amino acid

aliphatic compound

aliphatic hydrocarbon

alkali metal

alkaline

alkalinity

alkanoylation

alkene

alkenyl group

alkoxide

alkoxy group

alkylate

alkylation

allotrope

alloy

alpha decay

alpha radiation

amide

amine

amine functional group

amino acid

ammonium

amorphous

amphoteric oxide

amu

angular momentum quantum number

anion

androgen

anhydrous

anode

antibonding orbital

anti-Markovnikov addition

anti-periplanar

aqueous

aqueous solution

aromatic compound

Arrhenius acid

Arrhenius base

aryl

atom

atomic mass

atomic mass unit (amu)

atomic number

atomic radius

atomic weight

autoionization

Avogadro's Law

Avogadro's number

azeotrope

azimuthal quantum number

azo compound

 

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