Nouns denoting substances

a rare steel-grey mineral consisting of silver and germanium and sulfur
prussic acid
a solution of hydrogen cyanide in water; weak solutions are used in fumigating and in the synthesis of organic compounds
the wool of the vicuna
a crystalline rock that can be cut and polished for jewelry
gift wrap
attractive wrapping paper suitable for wrapping gifts
a chemical compound containing the azido group combined with an element or radical
an orange-red crystalline compound used in making red pigments and in dyeing
a polymer (or a molecule of a polymer) consisting of three identical monomers
tracing paper
a semitransparent paper that is used for tracing drawings
Golden Fleece
in Greek mythology, a fleece of gold owned by the king of Colchis and guarded in a sacred grove by a dragon; recovered by Jason and the Argonauts
carbon disulfide
a toxic colorless flammable liquid (CS2); used in the manufacture of rayon and cellophane and carbon tetrachloride and as a solvent for rubber
a white metallic element that burns with a brilliant light; the fifth most abundant element in the earth's crust; an important component of most plants and animals
snake venom
venom secreted by certain snakes
plant materials and animal waste used as fuel
blue stone
hydrated blue crystalline form of copper sulfate
salicylic acid
a white crystalline substance with a bitter aftertaste; used as a fungicide or in making aspirin or dyes or perfumes
tartaric acid
an acid found in many fruits; used in soft drinks and confectionery and baking powder
used also in making gasoline components
a water solution of ammonia
crepe rubber
crude natural rubber; used mainly for shoe soles
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