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chemical property

Chemistry. a property or characteristic of a substance that is observed during a reaction in which the chemical composition or identity of the substance is changed:
Combustibility is an important chemical property to consider when choosing building materials. Unabridged
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Examples from the web for chemical property
  • Vapor pressure is a fundamental chemical property related to volatility.
  • Now in the case of gold the relevant chemical property is the form of crystal gold forms in the solid state.
  • The user will need to obtain some of the necessary input data, such as physical-chemical property data, from other sources.
  • Color can be used an example of both a physical property and a chemical property.
Contemporary definitions for chemical property

a characteristic of a substance that becomes known during a chemical reaction; also, a characteristic depending on the arrangement of the atoms in the molecule's 21st Century Lexicon
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