chemical action

  1. (chemistry) any process determined by the atomic and molecular composition and structure of the substances involved
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  • Gelatine contains six atoms of hydrocarbon joined with two of ammonium carbonate, a group which is separable by chemical action into five of carburetted hydrogen with ammonium carbonate (leucin or gelatine milk), C_ {5} H_ {10}, CO_ {2}, NH_ {3}, and into one of carburetted hydrogen with ammonium carbonate (glycin or gelatine sugar), CH_ {2}, CO_ {2}, NH_ {3}. Valere Aude Dare to Be Healthy, Or, The Light of Physical Regeneration
  • Suppose such deposits, composed of albumen and fibrin, prepared in the liver should be deposited in the lining membranes of veins leading to the heart, and by some other chemical action this accumulated mass should come loose from the veins, would we not expect what is commonly called clots enter the heart, and shut off the arteries, supplying the lungs, stop the further circulation of blood and cause instantaneous death called heart failure, apoplexy and so on? Philosophy of Osteopathy
  • When all the finish is removed, apply a neutralizer to stop the chemical action.
  • Whether mood-altering drugs are used for therapeutic purposes, as when a depressed patient is prescribed Prozac, or for recreational purposes, as when a party-goer takes Ecstasy, the chemical action is similar.
  • There are currents produced by chemical action called voltaic currents; by the action of heat, or thermo-electric currents; by the motion of magnets, or magneto-electric currents. A Catechism of Familiar Things; Their History, and the Events Which Led to Their Discovery. With a Short Explanation of Some of the Principal Natural Phenomena. For the Use of Schools and Families. Enlarged and Revised Edition.
  • _inseparable in such bodies as these_, namely, the passing of a current, and decomposition; and this is as true of the cells in the battery as of the water cell; for no voltaic battery has as yet been constructed in which the chemical action is only that of combination: _decomposition is always included_, and is, I believe, an essential chemical part. Experimental Researches in Electricity, Volume 1
  • That very specificity of chemical action is often a highly prized medicinal property.
  • The theory of definite electrolytical or electro-chemical action appears to me to touch immediately upon the _absolute quantity_ of electricity or electric power belonging to different bodies. Experimental Researches in Electricity, Volume 1
  • Also, there is no requirement that a ‘drug’ must depend on chemical action or on being metabolized.
  • They prove, too, that this is not merely true with one substance, as water, but generally with all electrolytic bodies; and, further, that the results obtained with any _one substance_ do not merely agree amongst themselves, but also with those obtained from _other substances_, the whole combining together into _one series of definite electro-chemical actions_ (505.). Experimental Researches in Electricity, Volume 1
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