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photodissociation

Syllabification: pho·to·dis·so·ci·a·tion
Pronunciation: /ˌfōdōdiˌsōSHēˈāSH(ə)n
 
, ˌfōdōdiˌsōsēˈāSH(ə)n
 
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Definition of photodissociation in English:

noun

Chemistry
Dissociation of a chemical compound by the action of light.
Example sentences
  • The size of the peak indicates complete photodissociation of carbon monoxide.
  • This method is also useful to probe the oxygen on/off rates, especially when the quantum yield for oxygen photodissociation is low.
  • This involves photodissociation or direct breaking of intramolecular bonds in biopolymers, caused by absorption of incident photons and subsequent release of biological material.

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