# Ki

**KI**- Chemical formula for Potassium Iodide.
**KiB**- Abbreviation of kibibyte, equal to two to the power of ten bytes.
**kibibyte**- Equal to two to the power of ten bytes.
**Kidney**- An organ in the body which is used for excretion.
**Killed Steel**- Steel treated with a strong deoxidizing agent.
**Kiln**- A furnace in which ceramics are fired.
**kilo**- Prefix representing a multiplication of 10
^{3} **kilo calories**- 1000 calories.
**kilo electron volts**- Abbreviated as keV, one thousand electron volts.
**kilo pounds per square inch**- A unit of pressure used in the imperial system of units.
**kilobase**- A unit of genetic information equal to the information carried by 1000 pairs of the base units in the double-helix of DNA.
**kilobecquerel**- A unit of radioactivity equal to 1000 atomic disintegrations per second.
**Kilobyte**- In SI units this is 1000 bytes.
**kilogauss**- Equal to 1000 gauss or 0.1 tesla.
**Kilogram**- The SI unit of mass is the kilogram.
**Kilogram Force**- Equivalent to the force exerted by 1 kilogram due to the local acceleration due to gravity.
**kilohertz**- 1000 cycles per second.
**kilojoule**- One thousand joules.
**kilometre**- A length equal to 1000 metres.
**Kilometres Per Hour**- Unit of velocity used by most land based vehicles.
**kilopond**- Another name for kilogram force.
**kilorad**- Common unit of radiation dose equal to 1000 rads.
**kilowatt**- One thousand watts.
**kiloWatt hour**- Unit of energy equal to 3.6x10
^{6}J. **Kinases**- Enzymes that catalyze the phosphorylation of certain molecules using ATP as a phosphate source.
**Kinematic Viscosity**- The dynamic viscosity of a fluid divided by the fluid density.
**Kinematics**- A branch of mechanics dealing with the motion of rigid bodies without reference to their masses or the forces acting on the bodies.
**Kinetic Energy**- The energy that a body possesses solely because it is moving.
**Kinetic Heating**- Heating as a result of air friction.
**Kinetic Molecular Theory**- This theory assumes that molecules must collide in order to react. The more collisions the more likely it is for a reaction to occur.
**Kinetic Theory**- The derivation of the bulk properties of fluids from the properties of their constituent molecules, their motions, and interactions.
**Kinetics**- The study of how fast reactions occur.
**Kingpin Angle**- The angle of inclination from the vertical to the kingpin axis in the front view.
**Kingpin Axis**- The axis about which a road wheel is steered.
**Kingpin Lower Point**- The point of contact when you extend the kingpin axis to the ground.
**Kingpin Offset**- The offset from the centreline of the shock to the kingpin axis.
**Kingpin Upper Point**- The anchor point of the top of the shock absorber.
**Kink Test**- Method for determining ductility of metal wire.
**kip**- Abbreviation of kilo pounds force.
**Kirchoff, Gustav**- German physicist who contributed to the fundamental understanding of electrical circuits, spectroscopy, and the emission of black-body radiation by heated objects.
**Kirchoffs Law**- The basic law for current flow and voltage sources.
**Kirkwood Gaps**- Gaps in the asteroid belt, caused by resonance effects from Jupiter.
**Kite**- A quadrilateral which has two pairs of adjacent sides equal.