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physical chemistry

the natural science dealing with the relationship between chemical and physical properties of matter.

physical chemistry

Theoretical chemistry; the chemistry concerned with fundamental laws underlying chemical changes and the mathematical expression of these laws.
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A British physical chemist, Thomas Graham (1805-1869), attempted to measure the rate at which such diffusion takes place.
A parasol in space to shield the Earth from the sun could prevent a worldwide disaster due to the greenhouse effect, Michael Mautner, a New Zealand physical chemist, has suggested to the World Future Society.
It's very noteworthy," says physical chemist Daniel Kuroda of Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge.
Traditionally, making a gel stronger requires making the pores smaller," says Xiaowu (Shirley) Tang, a physical chemist at the University of Waterloo.
Typically the process development chemist is an experienced organic chemist and the solid-state chemist very often is an experienced physical chemist.
A physical chemist by profession, Richard is now retired from the petrochemical industry and observes small solar system bodies by night, and also by day with the help of robotic telescopes.
Ponderosa pines are widespread in areas that are prone to forest fires," said PNNL physical chemist Julia Laskin, one of the coauthors of the study.
Landel, a polymer physical chemist and rheologist, retired from CalTech Jet Propulsion Laboratory, will receive the Rubber Division's Charles Goodyear Medal.
David Lax set up the company in 1998 after taking early retirement from Teesside University as a physical chemist.
Her husband, a well-known physical chemist who led the UO chemistry department, established the local chapter of the Sierra Club.
says Roger Phillips, a physical chemist in Santa Rosa, CA.

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