Dictionary of Selected Terms

Chapter - I

Appreciable: Large enough to be noticed.

Approach: To come near to in distance or time.

Available: That you can get, buy or find.

Bond: A representation or a valency link by which one atom is attached to another in a chemical compound.

Bound: Held together firmly, to tie

Cleave: To split or cut

Cohesion: The attraction existing between molecules of the same kind. The force of reaction between similar molecules or molecules of the same substance.

Consequence: As a result of

Considerable: Great in amount, size, importance etc.

Consists: To have, possess

Crystal: A natural solid bounded by planes, a substance in which the constituents are arranged in a definite geometrical form

Crystal structure: The arrangement ...

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