Chemistry Key Word Definitions (T)

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What are tectonic plates?
The huge slabs of rock that make up the Earth's crust and top part of its mantle.
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What is temporary hard water?
Hard water which is softened when it is boiled.
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What is thermal decomposition?
The breakdown of a compound by heat.
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What is thermosetting polymer?
Polymer that forms plastics which can be softened by heat, then remoulded into different shapes as they cool down and set.
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What is titanium?
A shiny, corrosion-resistant metal used to make alloys.
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What is titration?
A method for measuring the volumes of two solution that react together.
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What is a transition element?
Element from the central bloc of the periodic table. It has typical metallic properties and forms a coloured compound.
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What is a transition metal?
A transition element.
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