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chemistry rate
(Adult / Slang)
Or: have chemistry , mutual attraction between two people. ' The chemistry between Jack and Jill was like H2O.'


(1) Lena Yakushova 'Ninotchka' (Greta Garbo), a Soviet envoy to Paris, to Count Leon Bressart (Melvyn Douglas) in Ninotchka (1939): ' Love is a romantic designation for a most ordinary, biological, or shall we say chemical, process. A lot of nonsense is talked and written about it.'

(2) Val (Wendy Barrie) and Simon Templar (George Sanders) in The Saint Strikes Back (1939)
-- Val: ' I dislike you intensely.'
-- Saint: ' Oh, no, you don't. You're really very fond of me.'
-- Val: ' Why should I be fond you you? '
-- Saint: ' Tell me and you'll answer the riddle of the world. My dear Val, that's what has made history, literature, and even chemistry. A man and a woman.'

(3) Isabel Lorrison (Ava Gardner) to Brandon Bourne (James Mason) in East Side, West Side (1949): ' Maybe it wasn't love, maybe it was only chemistry, or the right combination, or a miracle, but most people drag through their whole lives without finding it.'

(4) Jan Morrow (Doris Day) and Jonathan Forbes (Tony Randall) in Pillow Talk (1959):
-- Jan: ' Jonathan, I just don't happen to love you.'
-- Jonathan: ' How do you know? Love isn't an opinion, it's a chemical reaction.'

(5) Mark (Dabney Coleman) and Darcy (Patti D'Arbanville) in Modern Problems (1981):-- Mark: ' I seem to know instinctively when two people have the right chemistry and as far as I'm concerned, you and I, we're magic.'-- Darcy: ' Well, then, I'll just disappear.'

chemistry rate
(Noun) the study of chemicals and how they react with one another
chemistry rate
(Noun) The study of chemicals and the composition, structure, and reactions of matter.
Usage: Chemistry occurs every day in nature, even when you grab your own chin and create Latin poetry while doing so.

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