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chemical affinity

Etymology: Gk, chemeia, alchemy; L, affinis, related
1 an attraction that results in the formation of molecules from atoms.
2 an attraction between chemicals caused by polarity, as used in affinity chromatography.

chemical affinity

The force causing certain atoms to combine with others to form molecules.
See: chemoreceptor
See also: affinity
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Farmers do not implement chemical affinities when growing fruit and vegetables.
Whenever, therefore, preachers, instead of a lesson in religion, put them off with a discourse on the Copernican system, on chemical affinities, on the construction of government, or the characters or conduct of those administering it, it is a breach of contract, depriving their audience of the kind of service for which they are salaried, and giving them, instead of it, what they did not want, or, if wanted, would rather seek from better sources in that particular art or science.
Figure 9 shows the limitation of solution intercalation of pre-intercalated PN-LSN from the results of NC-5 and NC-27 because there are new factors related to chemical affinities among the layered silicates.

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