Grotthuss-Draper law

Grott·​huss-Dra·​per law | \ ˈgrȯt|ˌhu̇s|ˈdrāpə(r)-, ˈgrät|, |ˌhüs| \

Definition of Grotthuss-Draper law

: a statement in physical chemistry: radiation produces photochemical action only through absorption of its energy by the substance affected

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History and Etymology for Grotthuss-Draper law

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

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“Grotthuss-Draper law.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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