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thermolysis

Syllabification: ther·mol·y·sis
Pronunciation: /THərˈmäləsis
 
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Definition of thermolysis in English:

noun

Chemistry
The breakdown of molecules by the action of heat.
Example sentences
  • In conditions similar to those encountered in burning domestic waste, thermolysis of Teflon produces halogenated organic acids, which act as greenhouse gases and may promote global warming.
  • Most improvements in thermoregulatory ability might be expected to depend on mass-related changes in thermolysis and thermogenesis.
  • Pyrolysis, also sometimes referred to as thermolysis, is defined as the thermal degradation of a substance in the absence or with a limited supply of oxygen.

Derivatives

thermolytic

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Pronunciation: /ˌTHərməˈlitik/
adjective
Example sentences
  • The two basic methods of electrolysis are galvanic and thermolytic.
  • A German company offers a new design of the process and the equipment that makes a thermolytic plant especially suitable for local waste disposal and energy production.
  • The results yield information about the structure of coal, as well as the kinetics and mechanism of supercritical thermolytic reactions.

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