chemical elementnoun [ C ]uk /ˌkem.ɪ.kəl ˈel.ɪ.mənt/ us /ˌkem.ɪ.kəl ˈel.ə.mənt/
Examples from literature
- An atom is the smallest particle of a chemical element.
- The chemical elements composing the natural food of ordinary crops are ten in number, viz.—carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen, sulphur, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, magnesium, and iron.
- The physical world is regarded as being composed of between sixty and seventy chemical elements, aggregated into an infinite variety of combinations.
- The reactions between two chemical elements under the same conditions are always the same.
- These nutritive compositions contain only such chemical elements in like chemical proportions as exist in the human body.