- n. Plural form of chemical compound.
“It was in Bell Lane and part of the tortuous complex of tenements, warehouses and underground chambers in control of Cousin James-the-druggist, who shared the south side of the narrow alley with the equally rambling premises of the American woolbrokering firm of Lewsley & Co. It must be added that Cousin James-the-druggist had a splendid shop for local retail on Corn Street; he made most of his money, however, in manufacturing and exporting drugs and chemical compounds from corrosive sublimate of mercury used to treat syphilitic chancres to laudanum and other opiates.”
“In the process of looking at these particles, which are about one-thirtieth the diameter of a single strand of human hair, chemists found hundreds of chemical compounds in that smoke.”
“Glutamine synthetase is a member of a class of proteins called enzymes, which are chemical catalysts that build and break down the many different chemical compounds the cell requires.”
“Hans Maslick was digressing on how to roll fingerprints off severely burned flesh, the best chemical compounds to remove scabbed tissue without singeing the skin below the surface of the print pattern.”
“Watson, Crick, and Maurice Wilkins, utilizing data produced by Rosalind Franklin, were able to deduce that the DNA molecule has the form of a double helix, a twisted ladder, and that its information-carrying capacity is determined by the series of chemical compounds that comprise the rungs of the ladder.”
“Without being a mason or a woodworker, you can understand how the buildings and furniture were madefrom stones and trees, not chemical compounds put together in some factory or laboratory.”
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