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9 Using Chemistry

Using chemistry flashcards

A burning reaction, when a fuel combines with oxygen and releases energy. combustion
A reaction that occurs when a more reactive metal ‘pushes’ another metal out of a compound and takes its place. displacement
A chemical compound containing only hydrogen and carbon. hydrocarbon
A reaction that occurs when an element or compound combines with oxygen. oxidation
A way of saying how much energy is transferred by electricity. voltage
The idea that the total mass of all the reactants in a chemical reaction is the same as the total mass of all the products. law of conservation of mass
Insoluble solid produced by mixing two solutions. precipitate
A chemical compound containing only hydrogen and carbon. hydrocarbon
A substance that was once thought to be part of most materials and was thought to be given off when things burnt. phlogiston
An idea about why something happens that can be tested by carrying out scientific experiments. theory
Man-made as opposed to naturally occuring Synthetic
A substance that releases energy as heat or light when burnt. Fuel
A simple cell in which the difference in reactivity of two metals is used to generate electricity. Voltaic cell
Substances which react together in a chemical reaction. reactants
A dangerous product of incomplete combustion. Carbon monoxide
Substances that are produced as a result of chemical reactions. Products
Created by: grovebiol