Definition of interconvert in English:

interconvert

Line breaks: inter|con¦vert
Pronunciation: /ˌɪntəkənˈvəːt
 
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verb

[with object]
  • Cause (two things) to be converted into each other: oestrogens and androgens are easily interconverted in the laboratory
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    • 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

noun
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  • 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

adjective
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  • 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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