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  • The varieties of matter may change greatly, and one variety or one chemical element may be transformed into another.

  • But no chemical element not found on the earth has ever been discovered in a meteor.

    A Text-Book of Astronomy George C. Comstock
  • Hydrogen, a gaseous, chemical element, one of the constituents of water.

    The First Book of Farming Charles L. Goodrich
  • When one chemical element selects another and combines with it we call this chemical affinity.

    The Speech of Monkeys R. L. Garner
  • Nitrogen: a chemical element, one of the most important and most expensive plant foods.

    Agriculture for Beginners Charles William Burkett
  • The chemical element is as much a manysided system as the organic cell or the whole vegetable kingdom.

  • It contains a large amount of a chemical element called carbon, the presence of which is characteristic of all organic material.

    A Civic Biology George William Hunter
  • Selenium, the chemical element used in the operation, transmits the sound to the telephone, and your spoken word is reproduced.

    The Arena Various
  • We take it as 18, because it contains eighteen ultimate atoms, the smallest number we have found in a chemical element.

    Occult Chemistry Annie Besant and Charles W. Leadbeater
  • This principle of the “conservation of weight” led at once to a simple and unmistakable definition of a chemical element.

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