chemical compound definition
This page has two definitions of chemical compound in English. Chemical compound is a noun. Also define these 8 related words and terms: chemistry, union, element, ratio, chemical bond, elementary substance, substance, and chemical.
- (chemistry) Any substance formed by the union of two or more chemical elements in a fixed ratio, the union being a chemical bond.
- Antonym: elementary substance
Elementary Substance definitionA pure chemical substance consisting of a single element (e.g. hydrogen gas).
- (informal, proscribed) Any single substance, either compound or element
- Synonym: chemical
- See also Thesaurus:chemical compound