French Chemistry Vocabulary

vocabulaire français de chimie

On this page you’ll find a complete list of French chemistry vocabulary words. To say chemistry in French say: “la chimie”. Unlike high schools in North America, French high school students start chemistry at a much earlier age.

The good news is that almost ALL of the words on this list are almost the same as English. For example, the word for “molecule” is “la molécule” and the word for “atom” is “l’atome”.

Speed up your learning with an app

Many of our students have greatly enhanced their learning by using an app. On these pages we've examined the top-30 apps for learning French. On this pages we've written comprehensive reviews for Pimsleur (great for people struggling with pronunciation), Rosetta Stone and FrenchPod101 (both great for visual learners).

  • chemistry la chimie
  • ion l’ion (m)
  • matter la matière 
  • Periodical Table of Elements le tableau périodique 
  • chemical compound le composé chimique 
  • anode l’anode (f) 
  • chemical kinetics la cinétique chimique 
  • natural compound le composé naturel
  • greenhouse effect l’effet de serre 
  • neutron le neutron 
  • particle la particule 
  • refining le raffinage 
  • chemical elements les éléments chimiques 
  • chemical bonds les liaisons chimiques 
  • chemical reaction la réaction chimique 
  • nucleus le noyau atomique 
  • chemical substance la formule chimique 
  • catalyst la catalyse 
  • combustible combustible (adj.) 
  • synthetic compound le composé synthétique 
  • esterification l’estérification 
  • to oxidize oxyder 
  • petrol/oil la pétrole 
  • acidity and basicity l’acide et bases 
  • atom l’atome (m) 
  • molecule la molécule 
  • element l’élément 
  • electron l’électron 
  • acid l’acide 
  • organic chemistry la chimie organique 
  • combustion la combustion 
Related lessons:
More resources:

If you've found this post useful you might want to considering looking at our post covering the best apps for learning French. We've looked a total 33 apps and have written comprehensive reviews of Rosetta Stone, Pimsleur and FrenchPod101.

Sign Up For A FREE Trial French Lesson On Skype And Get Instant Access To My French Pronunciation Crash Course.

Get the French Pronunciation Crash Course!