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IGCSE Glossary

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Term Main definition
Calorimeter
Glossaries - GCSE chemistry
Glossaries Description -

A vessel or piece of apparatus that is used to determine energy changes involved in a chemical reaction. At it's simplest it could be a tin can. More sophisticated versions will be insulated to prevent heat loss.

Author - georgie
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catalyst
Glossaries - GCSE chemistry
Glossaries Description -

A substance that can be added to a reaction to increase the rate of reaction without being used up.

Author - georgie
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cathode
Glossaries - GCSE chemistry
Glossaries Description -

the negative electrode in an electrolysis circuit

Author - David Fowkes
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Chloroethene dot and cross
Glossaries - GCSE chemistry
Glossaries Description -

chloroethene dot and cross 2

 

 

Author - David Fowkes
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Chloroethene image
Glossaries - GCSE chemistry
Glossaries Description -

Chloroethene is also known as Vinyl Chloride. 

chloroethene pic

Vinyl chloride is used to make the polymer poly vinyl chloride ( PVC)

Author - David Fowkes
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concentration
Glossaries - GCSE chemistry
Glossaries Description -

The concentration of a solution can be measured in a number of ways:

when considering concentration we will use the measure of moles/dm3  solution.

 

Author - David Fowkes
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Synonyms - strength of solution
copper (I) oxide
Glossaries - GCSE chemistry
Glossaries Description -

copper I oxide

Author - David Fowkes
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Synonyms - copper I oxide
copper (II) chloride
Glossaries - GCSE chemistry
Glossaries Description -

copper II chloride

Author - David Fowkes
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