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compound substance (CompoundSubstance)

The Class of Substances that contain two or more elements (ElementalSubstances), in definite proportion by weight. The composition of a pure compound will be invariant, regardless of the method of preparation. Compounds are composed of more than one kind of atom (element). The term molecule is often used for the smallest unit of a compound that still retains all of the properties of the compound. Examples: Table salt (sodium chloride, NaCl), sugar (sucrose, C_{12}H_{22}O_{11}), and water (H_2O).

Ontology

SUMO / BASE-ONTOLOGY

Superclass(es)

[tree]
entity
is subclass of
  physical  
is subclass of
  object  
is subclass of
  self connected object  
is subclass of
  substance  
is subclass of
  pure substance  
is subclass of
  compound substance  

Subclass(es)

water  nutrient  molecule 

Coordinate term(s)

elemental substance 

Related WordNet synsets

compound, chemical compound
(chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight
compound is kind of (all)...   compound is kind of...   kinds of compound...   kinds of compound (all)...  
product
a chemical substance formed as a result of a chemical reaction; "a product of lime and nitric acid"
product is kind of (all)...   product is kind of...   kinds of product...   kinds of product (all)...  
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Axioms (4)

pure substance is exhaustively partitioned into compound substance,elemental substance.
(partition pure substance compound substance elemental substance)

If is a resource for and is a result of and is an instance of elemental substance and is an instance of compound substance, then is an instance of chemical synthesis.
(=>
      (and
            (resource  )
            (result  )
            (instance  elemental substance)
            (instance  compound substance))
      (instance  chemical synthesis))

is an instance of compound substance if and only if there exist elemental substance ,elemental substance ,chemical synthesis so that is not equal to and is a resource for and is a resource for and is a result of .
(<=>
      (instance  compound substance)
      (exists
            (  )
            (and
                  (instance  elemental substance)
                  (instance  elemental substance)
                  (not
                        (equal  ))
                  (instance  chemical synthesis)
                  (resource  )
                  (resource  )
                  (result  ))))

If is a resource for and is a result of and is an instance of compound substance and is an instance of elemental substance, then is an instance of chemical decomposition.
(=>
      (and
            (resource  )
            (result  )
            (instance  compound substance)
            (instance  elemental substance))
      (instance  chemical decomposition))