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physical chemistry

the branch of chemistry dealing with the relations between the physical properties of substances and their chemical composition and transformations.
1890-95 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for physical chemistry
  • In his view, when you dug deeply enough into the battery's physical chemistry, that chemistry did not explain how it worked.
  • Because, yes, you can't know what the physical chemistry will be based solely on online interaction.
  • He was invited to the department of physical chemistry.
  • Actually my comments on the pH wasn't based on biological reasoning but rather physical chemistry.
British Dictionary definitions for physical chemistry

physical chemistry

the branch of chemistry concerned with the way in which the physical properties of substances depend on and influence their chemical structure, properties, and reactions
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physical chemistry in Medicine

physical chemistry n.
Scientific analysis of the properties and behavior of chemical systems primarily by physical theory and technique.

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physical chemistry in Science
physical chemistry  
The branch of chemistry that is concerned with the physical structure of chemical compounds, the amount of energy they have, the way they react with other compounds, and the bonds that hold their atoms together.
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