Definition of catalytic in English:

catalytic

Syllabification: cat·a·lyt·ic
Pronunciation: /ˌkatlˈitik
 
/

adjective

Relating to or involving the action of a catalyst.
More example sentences
  • Traces of metal ions (which could act as catalytic redox centres) were similarly ruled out.
  • Such a development might be useful in stereoselective catalytic syntheses.
  • Many organic molecules undergo structural changes as a result of catalytic reactions with acid or base.

Origin

mid 19th century: from catalysis, on the pattern of pairs such as analysis, analytic.

Derivatives

catalytically

Pronunciation: /-ik(ə)lē/
adverb
More example sentences
  • In this method, sulfur dioxide gas and air are converted catalytically into sulfur trioxide, a gas that combines explosively with water to form sulfuric acid.
  • The reactions above were performed with preformed oxo species, but the researchers also found that the reactions proceeded catalytically under aerobic conditions.
  • During refining, these metals form a catalytically active layer with sulfur from the oil.

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