Definition of photodissociation in English:

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photodissociation

Pronunciation: /ˈfəʊtə(ʊ)dɪˌsəʊʃɪˈeɪʃ(ə)n/

noun

[mass noun] Chemistry
Dissociation of a chemical compound by the action of light: ozone is produced at stratospheric levels by photodissociation of molecular oxygen
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  • 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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