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co-precipitation Line breaks: co-precipi¦ta¦tion
Pronunciation: /kəʊprɪsɪpɪˈteɪʃ(ə)n/

Definition of co-precipitation in English:


[mass noun] Chemistry
The simultaneous precipitation of more than one compound from a solution: many complex interactions can take place with the co-precipitation of two or more minerals of different density
More example sentences
  • Interestingly, we have not detected any co-precipitation.
  • The process of lake formation involves affixing the coloured dyestuff from solution onto a colourless or white inorganic base material, such as chalk or alumina, often by co-precipitation, to form a solid pigment.
  • One possible reason for the reduced solubility is due to co-precipitation.


Example sentences
  • In addition, Fe was always present in association with manganese plaques, suggesting that Fe and Mn co-precipitate.
  • These data confirm previous results which demonstrated that Rad 51 co-precipitates with BRCA2.
  • The hematite and the clays appear intergrown, suggesting that they co-precipitated.
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