(also debye unit)
Definition of debye in English:
A unit used to express electric dipole moments of molecules. One debye is equal to 3.336 × 1030 coulomb meter.
- The unit assigned to dipole moments is the debye.
- Similarly, the dipole moment of methanol, another extremely polar substance, is only 2.9 debyes.
- A dipole moment of less than or equal to 1 debyes is preferred.
Early 20th century: named after Debye, Peter.
Definition of debye in:
- British & World English dictionary
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Canada
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Malaysia
Most popular in India
Most popular in Pakistan