Grotthuss-Draper law

noun

Grott·​huss-Dra·​per law
ˈgrȯt|ˌhu̇s|ˈdrāpə(r)-,
ˈgrät|,
|ˌhüs|
: a statement in physical chemistry: radiation produces photochemical action only through absorption of its energy by the substance affected

Word History

Etymology

after Theodor von Grotthuss †1822 German physicist and John W. Draper †1882 American chemist

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“Grotthuss-Draper law.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Grotthuss-Draper%20law. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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