Term Definition
acid any compound that increases the number of hydronium ions when dissolved in water.
indicator a compound that can reversely change color depending on conditions such as pH.
base any compound that increases the number of hydroxide ions when dissolved in water.
neutralization reaction the reaction of an acid and base to form a neutral solution of water and salt
pH a value that is used to express the acidity or basicity (alkalinity) of a system
salt an ionic compound that forms when a metal atom replaces the hydrogen of an acid
organic compounds a covalently bonded compound that contains carbon and hydrogen
hydrocarbon an organic compound composed only of carbon and hyrdrogen
carbohydrates a class of energy giving nutrients that includes sugars starches and fiber composed of one or more simples sugars bonded
lipid a type of biomedical that does ngt dissolve in in water fats and steroids are lipids
protein a molecule that is made up of amino acids and that is needed to build and repair body structures and to regulate processes in the body
nucleic acid a molecule made of sunits called nucleotides


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