Definition of metachemistry
1 : chemistry beyond the bounds of chemistry proper (as in a nonmaterial sphere) : highly speculative chemistry
2 : a branch of chemistry that deals with substances (as molecules in activated metastable states) capable of releasing abnormally large amounts of energy in comparison with their mass
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Origin and Etymology of metachemistry
meta- + chemistry
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