thermochemistry

[ thur-moh-kem-uh-stree ]
/ ˌθɜr moʊˈkɛm ə stri /

noun

the branch of chemistry dealing with the relationship between chemical action and heat.

Nearby words

  1. thermoanesthesia,
  2. thermobaric,
  3. thermobarograph,
  4. thermobarometer,
  5. thermocautery,
  6. thermochromism,
  7. thermocline,
  8. thermocoagulation,
  9. thermocouple,
  10. thermocurrent

Origin of thermochemistry

First recorded in 1835–45; thermo- + chemistry

Related formsther·mo·chem·i·cal [thur-moh-kem-i-kuh l] /ˌθɜr moʊˈkɛm ɪ kəl/, adjectivether·mo·chem·i·cal·ly, adverbther·mo·chem·ist, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for thermochemistry

thermochemistry

/ (ˌθɜːməʊˈkɛmɪstrɪ) /

noun

the branch of chemistry concerned with the study and measurement of the heat evolved or absorbed during chemical reactions
Derived Formsthermochemical, adjectivethermochemically, adverbthermochemist, noun

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Word Origin and History for thermochemistry

thermochemistry

n.

1844, from thermo- + chemistry.

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Medicine definitions for thermochemistry

thermochemistry

[ thûr′mō-kĕmĭ-strē ]

n.

The study of the chemistry of heat and heat-associated chemical phenomena.

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Science definitions for thermochemistry

thermochemistry

[ thûr′mō-kĕmĭ-strē ]

The branch of chemistry that is concerned with the heat generated by chemical reactions and by changes of state.
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