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interconvert

Syllabification: in·ter·con·vert
Pronunciation: /ˌin(t)ərkənˈvərt
 
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Definition of interconvert in English:

verb

[with object] (usually be interconverted)
Cause (two things) to be converted into each other: estrogens and androgens are easily interconverted in the laboratory
More example sentences
  • These two molecules cannot be easily interconverted because of the high energy required to rotate a double bond.
  • The first are oxidation/reduction reactions that interconvert arsenate to arsenite.
  • Plato's elements can be interconverted because of the geometric commonalities of their atoms.

Derivatives

interconversion

1
Pronunciation: /-ˈvərZHən/
noun
Example sentences
  • It is possible that enols exist in flames as a consequence of interconversion with carbonyls at equilibrium.
  • It may also be viewed as the study of the interconversion of chemical and electrical energy.
  • The section on the interconversion of molal and molar solutions needs to be reworded.

interconvertible

2
adjective
Example sentences
  • Tautomers are interconvertible because of how easily their hydrogen atoms move around.
  • Einstein had, after all, shown that mass and energy were interconvertible.
  • Owing to the capacity of RNA to form a large variety of different structures, which are dynamic and interconvertible, special RNA molecules have evolved that carry out enzymatic reactions.

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