Definition of photodissociation in English:

photodissociation

Line breaks: photo|dis¦soci|ation
Pronunciation: /ˈfəʊtə(ʊ)dɪˌsəʊʃɪˈeɪʃ(ə)n
 
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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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