Definition of halogenate in English:

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halogenate

Pronunciation: /ˈhaləjəˌnāt/
/haˈläjəˌnāt/

verb

[with object] (usually as adjective halogenated) Chemistry
Introduce one or more halogen atoms into (a compound or molecule), usually in place of hydrogen.
Example sentences
  • Five classes of pesticides were examined in the new study: phosphates, pyrethroids, halogenated hydrocarbons, carbamates, and endocrine disruptors.
  • Methane can also be halogenated by free radical substitution.
  • Nitromethane, a stabilizer added to many halogenated solvents and aerosol propellants.

Derivatives

halogenation

Pronunciation: /ˌhaləjəˈnāSHən/ /həˌläjə-/
noun
Example sentences
  • For example, halogenation of ethylene provides dichloroethane which can lose an HCl to give a chlorinated ethylene used in the production of poly(vinyl choride) or PVC.
  • For example, the halogenation of acetone proceeds via the enol: the keto form does not react directly.
  • To check for artifactual halogenation of proteins, each batch of samples subjected to hydrolysis contained an additional sample of albumin.

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Syllabification: hal·o·gen·ate

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