chemical affinity

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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.
Heavy metals have different chemical affinities. As a chelator binds metals with the highest affinity, there is an increase in excretion of metals with lesser affinity.
Krockel's analysis of The White Peacock sensibly goes to George Eliot and Thomas Hardy for Lawrence's major sources of inspiration, but increases our understanding of that influence with a discussion of chemical affinities, Goethe, Schopenhauer, Wagner and others.

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