Do you know the definitions of the following terms?

Do you know the definitions of the following terms?

This article has been written by Lydia Henry Ja, a Year 10 – 12, VCE Chemistry & VCE Legal Studies Tutor at Learnmate. If you’re interested in private tutoring from Henry then please check out her page here.


Do you know the definitions of the following terms?

There are some terms in Chemistry that you should be familiar with. Understanding the meaning of these terms will help you understand the concepts. The terms listed in this article have been taken mainly from Units 1 and 2 Chemistry, but they are also important in Units 3 and 4 Chemistry as well.

The terms won’t be defined in this article, but rather it is up to you to go out and do research to come up with your own definitions for the terms. Writing out a definition in your own words will help you remember it.

  • Moles
  • Molar Mass
  • Avogadro’s Number
  • Intermolecular bonding
  • Intramolecular bonding
  • Electronegative
  • Ions
  • Hydrocarbon
  • Alkanes
  • Alkenes
  • Alkynes
  • Alcohols
  • Carboxylic acids
  • Esters
  • Isomers
  • Specific heat capacity
  • Oxidation and reduction
  • Oxidant and reductant
  • Stoichiometry
  • Chromatography
  • Mobile and stationary phase
  • Adsorption
  • Acid and base
  • Volumetric analysis
  • Standard solution
  • Primary standard
  • Titre
  • Aliquot
  • Pipette
  • Burette

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Do you know the definitions of the following terms?