Chemistry Word Search Puzzle

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This Chemistry Word Search is a fun way to exercise your brain. Solve it online or print it out. The online version is replayable. The letters rescramble when you restart.

This game is part of the free online brain games and word searches puzzles collections.

To begin, click the Open the Word Search button. This opens the puzzle in a pop-up window.

Quick Tip: To increase the size of the letters in the grid, click the +A button.

Chemistry Word Search Instructions

For many more free word searches you can print out on paper, see my word search printables page.

Instructions: Find and circle the words from the list. Words may be forward, backward, vertical, or diagonal within the puzzle.

The words you need to find are listed on the right side of the puzzle. When you find a word in the puzzle, drag the word with the mouse to circle it.

Find all the words in the letter grid before your points fall to zero. If you give up searching for a word, click the Solve button next to the word. This circles the word in the grid for you.

HOW TO PLAY.  Look through the Chemistry Word Search puzzle for the words listed on the right side of the puzzle. Words can be forward, backward, or at an angle.

To cross out and complete a word, drag over the letters of the word with the mouse. A line appears through the word, and a checkmark appears to the left of the word in the word list.

ZOOM IN. If the Chemistry Word Search puzzle seems too small on your screen, click the +A button at the top of the puzzle window to zoom in. You can zoom back out by clicking the -A button.

TIMER. If you are a competitive person, try resolving the puzzle and beating your previous time. The count-up timer in the upper-left corner of the puzzle keeps track of how long you've been working on the word search.

POINTS. You can also compete against yourself or a friend for points. When you open the word search game, you're given a starting score of 1,000 points.

Every 10 seconds, you lose 2 points. For every word you identifiy correctly, you gain 10 points.

SOLVE BUTTON. If you give up trying to find a particular word in the puzzle, you have the option to click the Solve button to the right of the word. Clicking this button marks out the word in the puzzle. However, you lose 10 points each time you use this button.

REPLAY. The online version of this word search can be re-solved over and over. Each time you open it, the letters on the puzzle grid are scrambled automatically.

More About the Words in This Puzzle

For many students, chemistry is one of the more challenging subjects they take in school. In case you are interested, here are general definitions of the words in this Chemistry Word Search puzzle, adapted from Who knows, learning these might help you on your next chemistry exam!

chemistry word search list
Chemistry Word List
  • ALKALINE - Any substance with a pH acidity higher than 7; bases are alkaline.

  • AQUEOUS - Anything related to or containing water.

  • AVOGADRO - As in the Law of Avogadro in chemistry, which states that equal volumes of different gases under the same conditions of temperature and pressure contain equal numbers of molecules. A "mole" as a quantity of a substance in chemistry contains 6.02 x 1023 molecules. This is known as Avogadro's constant.

  • CATALYST - Any substance that speeds up the rate of a reaction. For example, enzymes are proteins that act as catalysts in biochemical reactions.

  • CATHODE - The source of electrons in an electrical device, such as a vacuum tube or diode.

  • CHIRAL - A molecule or other structure that has an asymmetrical form, meaning it cannot be superimposed on its own mirror image.

  • EMULSION - A suspension where an unmixable liquid is held in another liquid. For example, oil in vinegar.

  • EXOTHERMIC - A chemical reaction that results in the liberation of heat.

  • HALOGEN - A group of five chemically related nonmetallic elements on the Periodic Table of Elements including fluorine, chlorine, bromine, iodine, and astatine.

  • HYDRATION - Including water molecules with those of another compound.

  • REACTANT - A substance participating in a chemical reaction, especially one present at the start of the reaction.

  • SOLUTION - A homogeneous mixture of two or more substances, which may be solids, liquids, gases, or a combination of these.

  • SOLVENT - Solvent is defined as a liquid substance used to dissolve other items. An example of a solvent is lye.

I enjoy solving word search puzzles. I hope you had fun with this one.

Word searches train visual perception and concentration. Solve puzzles like this often to give your brain a boost!

Published: 04/10/2020
Last Updated: 12/27/2022

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